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Server Component Installation Failed - exit code 4

PDinCAPDinCA Posts: 642 Silver 1
edited June 29, 2014 10:32PM in SQL Backup Previous Versions
Win8.1 Pro, SB, SQL Server 2014 Enterprise and Express (with ADV) on the machine.

Uninstalled server components because the UI complained of a problem with a server dll.

Attempted to install from the UI and the message below was emitted.

I clicked the "Details" link but no dice, so went to the page manually.

There is no exit code 4 documented, so I'm clueless what to do next...

Help, please.

BTW: All I want to do is deactivate the license so I can use it on a QA server...
<<windows 8.1 Pro Laptop>>: Server Component Installation - Failed

Copying and running SQBServerSetup - Failed

Error running installer: exit code 4
See http://www.red-gate.com/sqlbackup/install_errors for more information.

Starting SQL Backup Agent service - Pending

Operation pending.

Checking installed versions - Pending

Operation pending.

Checking SQLBackup extended stored procedures - Pending

Operation pending.

Verifying installation - Pending

Operation pending.

Updating SQL Server information - Pending

Operation pending.
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    peteypetey Posts: 2,358 New member
    Exit code 4 indicates a fatal error during the installation process.

    Could you please try installing the server components manually, by copying the installer (SQBServerSetup.exe) found in the SQL Backup folder, to the target machine, and run the installer?
    Peter Yeoh
    SQL Backup Consultant Developer
    Associate, Yohz Software
    Beyond compression - SQL Backup goodies under the hood, updated for version 8
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