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Windows machines that have User Account Control (UAC) turned on while running ArcSDE Post Installation a second time return this error:
"The ArcSDE Repository was unsuccessfully completed. Would you like to view the status?"
This is a feature of Windows.
Installation requires that the user be an administrator, not just a member of the administrator group.
This affects Windows 7 and any other Windows platform that is built on Windows 7, such as Windows Server 2008.
Run the ArcSDE Post Installation as an administrator as shown below.