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Sneak Preview: SAP EP 6.0 SP4

I am in the process of installing EP 6.0 SP4 on MS SQL Server 2000 SP3 on my Windows 2000 server. The installation requires that there should be MS SQL server installed. I have installed the SQL server properly. SAP requires to apply two patches to SQL server so that it can work with EP 6.0. I have installed the first patch (Hotfix 8.00.0844) which come with the sneak preview properly. But I am having problem with applying Unicode_Hotfix_cp850bin2 patch to SQL server since it is not working properly. The read me file says to look at SAP note 600027 for details how to install code page

SQL_Latin1_General_CP850_BIN2 using instcoll.exe. When I run the patch , I get the following ...

D:\eval\MSSQL_Fixes\Unicode_Hotfix_cp850bin2>instcoll.exe

Trying to connect...

Could not connect to .. Trying to start the server.

Could not connect to .

NOTHING DONE!

[SQL-DMO]Service Control Error: The specified service does not exist as an inst

alled service.

Any idea why the patch is not working since the EP 6.0 install won't work if these patch is not applied succesfully. I appreciate your help !!

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    Posted on Jun 11, 2004 at 12:03 PM

    Maybe you are running a named instance ?

    The corresponding SAP note states this:

    "...

    For a named instance you have to enter:

    INSTCOLL.EXE -S<server>\< instance> without any spaces after -S.

    For a default instance you can simply enter:

    INSTCOLL.EXE

    ..."

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    Posted on Jul 15, 2004 at 03:43 PM

    Hi.

    With the German version of MS SQL Server, I can only get up to patchlevel 8.0.760 by applying SQL Server SP3a (which is supposed to be NEWER than SP3) - the unicode hotfix requires 8.0.780 and the other hostfix bundled with the Sneak Preview doesn't appear to apply to my system (it tells me to check the "version, language and service pack requirements").

    Looks like I'm stuck!

    Would appreciate any help.

    Daniel

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