SQL Server failed to modify security permissions on registry key supersocketnetlib

It appears that the install did not create the new group that is necessary to access SQL server.

Solution: Create the Domain Local Security Group in Active Directory Users and Computers and the installation will complete successfully. To do this, you will need to add the group SQLServer2005SQLBrowserUser$SERVERNAME and make it a member of administrators.

Process: To add group, Click Start & Right click MyComputer. Left Click on Manage--> Local Users and Groups--> Groups.


Right click on Groups-->New Group.


Copy this text "SQLServer2005SQLBrowserUser$SERVERNAME" and then Paste in Group Name. Remember put your own server name in the place of SERVERNAME.

If you do not know what your server name is: - Click Start, - Point to All Programs, - Point to Accessories, - Left-click Command Prompt - Type in the keyword "Hostname" and your Server Name is displayed


Right click the newly created group & Click Add to Group.


Select users to add to this group. In this case, add administrator in the members area and click OK.


Right Click on Paper Tiger 4.1 Desktop Version and Click Run As.


Select the radio button that reads "The Following User" and provide your password to log into your computer, then click OK.


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