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2008 Express Installation

Aug 13, 2010 at 6:01 PM

I have followed the documentation to setup the 1 click installation for Express 2008 and I am getting an error "SQL Server base install failed".

Error code: 424

Source:  Microsoft VBScript runtime error. 

Description: Object required: objconfig.documentElement

SQL Server base install failed


Any help would be appreciated.

Aug 16, 2010 at 12:30 PM
Edited Aug 16, 2010 at 12:32 PM


Can you give me some more information...

What operating system were you using?

What version of FineBuild were you using?

Were any other messages given?  I would expect you to see a reference to a line number.

What were the last 10 lines in the FineBuild log?  This should be shown if FineBuild fails

What parameters did you use when running FineBuild?

Can you confirm you are using the install media for SQL Server 2008 Express with Advanced Services.  There are a number of different types of SQL Express install media but FineBuild only supports the Express with Advanced Services media.

Aug 18, 2010 at 1:16 PM


I am using XP, SP3.  Installing Express 2008 with Advanced Services with FineBuild 2.1.1.  I couldn't find the log.  Where would it be?  The error message popped up on the screen.   The additiona components installed fine and the system rebooted.  I logged back onto the machine and the installation continued until the error.

 I used the parameters in the SQL2008FineExpress.bat: 

REM Copyright © 2009 Edward Vassie.  Distributed under Ms-Pl License
CALL "Sql2008FineBuild.bat" %*            /IAcceptLicenseTerms ^
 /Mode:QUIET /Type:Workstation            /MainInstance:Yes    ^
 /Edition:Express ^
 /SAPWD:"UseAL0ngPa55phrase!" /GroupDBA:"Domain Admins" /GroupDBANonSA:""