SQL SERVER – ERROR FIX- Adventure works installation error – “Fatal Error Occurred”

Today when I tried to install the Adventure works database from AdventureWorks2008R2_SR1.exe file which is available in codeplex , I got the following error.



“A fatal error occurred during installation. Details:
Failed object initialization (ISupportInitialize.EndInit).An exception occured in SMO while trying to manage a service. Error at object ‘DatabaseSelection’ in markup file ‘DatabaseInstaller;component/databaseselection.xaml’ Line 78 Position 3.”


I tried checking with installation pre-requisites and found that following configurations/installations should be needed.


1        Installing Full-Text Search.

2        Enabling the SQL Full-text Filter Daemon Launcher Service.

3        Enabling FILESTREAM,


I found that SQL Full-text Filter Daemon Launcher Service is disabled. To enable this we need to work on the SQL Server configuration Manager. But when I tried to open the Configuration manager I faced one error which is shown below.

The solution was provided by the Microsoft in this link

The solution is simple,

1        Go to cmd

2        Change the directory of your instance \Microsoft SQL Server\100\shared

3        Type mofcomp “program files\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Shared\sqlmgmproviderxpsp2up.mof”

After completing the above step I was able to access the Configuration Manager. Then I changed the configuration of SQL Full-text Filter Daemon Launcher Service. The steps done are

  1. Select the SQL Server Services in the Left side, so we can see lot of configurations in the right side.
  2. Right click on the SQL Full-text Filter Daemon Launcher Service (Your Instance) and select properties and a new tab will be open up. Select the service option and change the start mode to Automatic.

Look at the below picture.

SQL Server – Importance of Coding standards – FIX – Msg 15225, Level 11, State 1, Procedure sp_rename, Line 338 No item by the name of could be found in the current database, given that @itemtype was input as ‘(null)’.

Mostly we all know that sp_rename is a system stored procedure, which is used to rename an object in the sql server database. But I recently entered into the scenario where this stored procedure doesn’t work properly due to bad coding standards.

We can just look at this scenario,

I renamed a table “Bankloan” to “dbo.Bankloan” using sp_rename. But when I tried to rename it back to “dbo.Bankloan” to “Bankloan”, it throws the error.

After this I tried re-naming the column by putting tablename inside the square brackets and it worked fine. This post is just to make us to remember the Importance of the coding standards in the SQL Server.


SQL SERVER –FIX- Error- Failed to connect to an IPC Port: The System cannot find the specified path.- Database Engine Tuning Advisor (DTA).

Today when I was working on a Performance Tuning Project, I tried to open the Database Engine Tuning advisor, I got an error,” Failed to connect to an IPC Port: The System cannot find the specified path”. This is a common error if we have previously stopped the DTA(when it is executing)  or disconnected from the network  while DTA was running.

We can resolve this issue by,

Open windows task manager -> under that kill DTASHELL.EXE.

After doing this Fix, we can simply connect the Database Engine Tuning Advisor without any error .