SQL Network Interfaces: Error Locating Server/Instance Specified [xFFFFFFFF], error reported in the installation log while in place upgrading from Backup Exec version 12.5 to 2010.

Problem

SQL Network Interfaces: Error Locating Server/Instance Specified [xFFFFFFFF], error reported in the installation log while in place upgrading from Backup Exec version 12.5 to 2010.

Error Message

12-23-2009,10:52:45 : V-225-206: SQL Network Interfaces: Error Locating Server/Instance Specified [xFFFFFFFF]. An error has occurred while establishing a connection to the server. When connecting to SQL Server 2005, this failure may be caused by the fact that under the default settings SQL Server does not allow remote connections. Login timeout expired ***To search for information about this error, click here
12-23-2009,10:52:45 : V-225-226: Unable to connect to SQL Server. ***To search for information about this error, click here
12-23-2009,10:54:17 : BELAT failed to install... Verify BELAT 1.0 is uninstalled and retry BELAT installation
 

Cause

Quotes from the CD title on earlier pre-releases of Backup Exec 2010.
 

Solution

    Download the updated ISO package which removes the quotes from the CD title and this fixed this installation issue.

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