SQL Server 2005 Failed to install due to ASP Account not being setup

January 19, 2007 at 3:57 pm 27 comments

I attempted to install SQL Server 2005 server on XP MCE. I had previously installed all of the components including IIS, .Net framework, etc. In the middle of install, I got the following error:

SQL Server Setup failed to obtain system account information for the ASPNET account. To proceed, reinstall the .NET Framework, and then run SQL Server Setup again.

The problem is that the user ASPNET was not created at any of the previous installs. To create this user, I did the following (note that framework version may have a different version on your machine)

cd C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727

aspnet_regiis -i

This creates the ASPNET account. After the account is created, SQL Server 2005 installed normally.

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  • 1. Superfly1405  |  April 18, 2007 at 9:40 am

    This is great information. I appreciate the help. I had the same problem and your post saved me atleast an hour if not more of trouble.

    Reply
  • 2. Roger Pearson  |  April 28, 2007 at 3:51 pm

    Thanks. Very useful.

    Reply
  • 3. Jack  |  September 8, 2007 at 8:03 am

    Thanks.

    Reply
  • 4. Chris Mitsch  |  October 24, 2007 at 4:45 pm

    This was plug and play while the Reporting Services install screen was still open. I didn’t have to restart the install.
    Thank you very much.

    Reply
  • 5. Dirk steele  |  February 19, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    Thanks. I had the same problem and your post saved me.

    -Dirk

    Reply
  • 6. Mark  |  February 21, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    Found that this command was only recognized in .NET framework versions 2 and lower. I ran it for the 3.0 and 3.5 version folders and nothing happened. Well, actually I got an error message saying that aspnet_regiis -i was not a valid/recognized command. However, after having run this command in the Version 2 & lower folders, my SQL Install proceeded without further error. Thanks,

    Reply
  • 7. Bobby  |  April 4, 2008 at 1:01 am

    Thanks this is great !!

    Reply
  • 8. Jaeha  |  June 17, 2008 at 2:06 am

    Thanks for the information

    Reply
  • 9. karthik  |  July 24, 2008 at 7:05 am

    Thanks for the info. You saved my time. I was about to proceed with uninstalling .NET 2.0.

    Reply
  • 10. dick  |  July 28, 2008 at 8:17 am

    sure enough ….Thanks

    Reply
  • 11. Krp  |  September 9, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    Thanks, I did not understood the problem but it’s already solved thanks to you.

    Reply
  • 12. gr  |  October 11, 2008 at 8:03 am

    very well.thanks a lot

    Reply
  • 13. terabytes  |  December 24, 2008 at 1:27 am

    thanks

    Reply
  • 14. Abdul Rehman  |  January 1, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    Thank you so very much for sharing the information that helped me out of this chaos. Microsoft should get better on this.

    Reply
  • 15. FelixU  |  January 10, 2009 at 2:01 am

    Excelente, funcionó a la prefercción … gracias por el tip !!!!

    Reply
  • 16. Galiya  |  February 24, 2009 at 6:07 am

    Thanks!

    Reply
  • 17. Corey  |  February 26, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    Thanks for sharing your solution!!

    Reply
  • 18. abhishek  |  April 25, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    thanks so much for the tip.
    it was perfect.

    Reply
  • 19. Hoang anh  |  October 5, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    Woww…so great guide …Thank you so much for the very very usefull help … it work totally perfect ^^

    Reply
  • 20. xiaoyu guan  |  December 13, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    Thanks!!!
    it works perfectly!

    Reply
  • 21. jesmond  |  January 19, 2010 at 6:05 am

    god bless u u saved me hours! really grateful

    Reply
  • 22. Gustavo  |  March 26, 2010 at 1:04 am

    Excellent post!! Worked just fine!!! thks a lot.

    Reply
  • 23. Arvind  |  May 26, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    This was very helpful!

    Reply
  • 24. YoYo  |  June 10, 2010 at 1:17 am

    You just saved me A LOT of time.
    Cheers!!

    Reply
  • 25. Phil  |  July 18, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    Perfect! Thank you for saving me a ton of time. I did it with the error message still open and was able to continue the install.

    Reply
  • 26. Anindya  |  September 22, 2010 at 11:51 am

    You are a savior…….it truly helped….:)

    Reply
  • 27. warsame  |  April 29, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you,

    Reply

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