Registrations are now open. Join us today!
There is still a lot of work to do on the wiki yet! More information about editing can be found here.
Already have an account?

Microsoft KB Archive/925209

From BetaArchive Wiki
Knowledge Base


Error message when you try to install the MSDE part of Small Business Accounting: "MainEngineThread is returning 1603"

Article ID: 925209

Article Last Modified on 10/23/2007



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Office Small Business Accounting 2006



SYMPTOMS

When you try to install the Microsoft SQL Server Desktop Engine (MSDE) part of Microsoft Office Small Business Accounting, you may receive the following message:

Error: MainEngineThread is returning 1603
Failed to connect to server. Error: 0x800401F0

CAUSE

This problem occurs because an instance of SQL Server was previously installed and was not completely uninstalled from the registry and from the Program Files folder.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this problem, completely uninstall Small Business Accounting and SQL Server from the computer. For more information about how to do this, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

897877 How to completely remove Small Business Accounting and Microsoft SQL Server Desktop Engine


Then, reinstall Small Business Accounting.

Keywords: kbtshoot kbmbsmigrate kbprb KB925209