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Problem when using INSTCOLL

Hello to all.

I have been trying to install & configure all requested tools in order to install SAP EP6.0

There I am, trying to launch INSTCOLL.EXE just to install "Unicode_Hotfix_cp850bin2".

I launch cmd, and execute INSTCOLL.EXE. The program tries to connect for a minute and finally declares:

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

Could not connect to .


[SQL-DMO]Service Control Error.

What can I do? I can't understand a single word of this error.

Thanks in adance for your help.

Best regards.


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  • Posted on Dec 09, 2004 at 11:29 PM

    Hi Sebastien,

    This is likely to be because you are not running a default instance of SQL or you did not install the correct collation.

    You should have selected "Binary Order, for use with the 850 (Multilingual) Character Set" when you performed the install.

    If this is set correctly but you are not using a default instance of SQL try the following with the instcoll.exe:

    Use '-S<host>\<instance>'

    Otherwise ensure that the server is running and test that you can connect to SQL using query analyzer.



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      Hi Daniel.

      Well, I think that all my installations was respectfully done according SAP recommendations.

      Let's try INSTCOLL.EXE -Sinstance...

      It works !

      Thank you so much ! You really saved me.

      Thanks again !

      Best regards.


  • Posted on Dec 10, 2004 at 03:42 PM

    Hi Sebastain,

    I'm glad I was able to help. Please feel free to assign me points & mark the question as answered for others who may encounter the same problem.



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