According to Microsoft, this may indicate problems with the SQL Server 7.0 Performance Monitor counters. To work around this problem, you must remove and reinstall the SQL Server 7.0 Performance Monitor counters. See the link below for more details.
See "Dell Support Document Number: FA1062006" and "Dell Support Document Numver: FA1058228" for information about this event.
for information on this event.
Instead of Terminal Services I used a shareware version of "Remote Admin" (www.radmin.com) and I did not get the problem anymore.
I had the same error, running Blackberry Exchange server. I've installed MSSQL SP3a (only the MSDE version) to resolve the issue.
I received the same error when I tried to install Veritas Backup Exec View from a workstation links to a server.
I received this event while installing SQL Server 7.0 Enterprise Edition on a Windows 2000 Server (Service Pack 2) from a Terminal Server Session. Setup stopped and SQL Server was not installed.
When starting setup being logged on interactively everything worked fine.
For Microsoft BackOffice Small Business Server 4.5 see ME228747
You can have this error if you are trying to install Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 installation from a remote Terminal Services Client onto a Windows 2000 server that is running Terminal Server Service. See Event ID ME246694
The response from Microsoft technical support states: "It is by design that MSDE does not support the Performance Monitor counters. There is absolutely nothing to worry about this message. It will in no way hinder MSDE to function properly." SQl Server 7 SP2 supposedly fixes it.