SQL Server 2012 hangs on intall, Error code 0x84B20001


  • I recently tried installing SQL Server Express 2012 on my computer. Its a new computer running Windows 8 and Visual Studio 2008 and 2010 are also installed. The installer will get most of the way through the installation and then will stuck indefinitely. If I right click on the installer on the task and then select "Managed SQL Server Installer", then this error message appears:

    SQL Server Setup has encountered the following error:

    SQL Server 2012 ScenarioEngine.exe and setuppatch.exe cannot be run in this mode. If you are running ScenarioEngine.exe, start setup.exe instead. If you are running setuppatch.exe, run it from the command prompt, as the user interface is not supported for this action. For more information about Setup, see SQL Server Books Online.

    Error code 0x84B20001.

    I tried canceling out of the install but it couldn't do this either so I had to force it to shutdown.

    I zipped and posted the install log directory to here

    So my questions are:

    1. The fact that the installer wasn't able to back out of the installer properly makes me wonder if there is garbage half install that is now my computer. Is there any potential problems from the botched install and how is this determined, and how do I go about cleaning it up properly?

    2. The error message tells you to run the installer from command prompt. Is this really the solution to this problem? Would running "SQLEXPRWT_x64_ENU" from command prompt be sufficient or is there more to it than this?

    Monday, February 18, 2013 4:02 PM


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