Getting error SQLCMD returned error code: 1 when trying to install Venus

Potential Symptoms

  • No errors when installing SQL manually.
  • Getting error: SQLCMD returned error code: 1
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Daktronics\Nucleus Server\Logs\Install\Nucleus Database (dbo) v32.log, when trying to install Venus 1500 4.20.4.
  • When following File path in error you receive the following message : Registry information is corrupt or missing. Make sure the provider installed and registered correctly.
  •  When trying to use regedit you may receive the following message: Registry editing has been disabled by your administrator.
  • Using database utility diagnostics the database shows as detached.


  • Product Family: Software
  • Product:
  • Component: SQL 2008, SQL 2014
  • Control System: Venus 4.20.4, Venus 4.22


  • Do not have proper administrator rights to modify registry when installing SQL Database.


  • Get proper rights on the computer to be able to modify the computers registry when installing SQL.

KB ID: DD3165963

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