Error: Error encountered when upgrading to or installing ArcSDE 10 for SQL Server 2008 R2 64-bit: "The ArcSDE Repository was unsuccessfully completed."
When creating a new geodatabase through ArcSDE 10 for SQL Server 2008 R2 64-bit, an error is encountered: "The ArcSDE Repository was unsuccessfully completed. Would you like to view the status?", although the repository was actually created successfully.
Solution or Workaround
In most cases, this is a false error.
Please first try to ignore this error message and continue your installation. If this is not successful, follow the steps below.
Exit the ArcSDE 10 for SQL Server post-installation program.
Restart the ArcSDE 10 for SQL Server post-installation program, choose customize, uncheck the first two options, but leave the 'authorize software' and 'create ArcSDE service' options checked. Click Next to finish the installation.
If there is no problem, the new installation was successful.
If there are other error messages, please follow the error messages and check the sde log files to identify the problem, resolve it, and then go to step 1 to finish the installation.