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INF: Manual Decompression of SQL Server Files

Q105020



The information in this article applies to:


  • Microsoft SQL Server version 4.2x





SUMMARY

The files included on the SQL Server distribution diskettes with names that end with a @ or _ character are compressed. These files can be manually decompressed by using either SQL Server SETUP.EXE or UNPACK.EXE.



MORE INFORMATION

For a given SQL Server diskette set, if setup is a graphical, Windows-based application, then SETUP.EXE can be used to decompress a file from that disk set.

Please ensure that you use the SETUP.EXE from the SQL Server diskette, and not from another software package. The SETUP /? command will display complete usage information. Running the following command will decompress a compressed file:


setup /Z <compressed-file> <decompressed-file>


For a given SQL Server disk set, if setup is a character mode application, then the UNPACK.EXE utility can be used to decompress a file from that set.

Please ensure that you use the UNPACK.EXE from the SQL Server diskette, and not from another software package. The UNPACK /? command will display complete usage information. Running the following command will decompress a compressed file:


unpack <compressed-file> <decompressed-file>


In both cases, <compressed-file> is the complete path and file name of the compressed source file (including the @ or _ character), and <decompressed-file> is the complete path and file name of the decompressed destination file (not including the @ or _ character).

NOTE: This often means replacing the @ or _ character with another character to create the correct destination file name. For example, a compressed source file named SQLSERVR.EX@ should be decompressed to a destination file named SQLSERVR.EXE.

Additional query words: 4.20 Windows NT

Keywords : kbother
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Technology : kbSQLServSearch kbAudDeveloper kbSQLServ420OS2


Last Reviewed: January 20, 2000
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