I have been trying to install SQL Server Express without success (Windows 7, 64 bit). All systems are go until I get when I get to the end of the installation process I get the following message:
' is not a valid login or you do not have permission
and a screen that says that the installation of the Database Engine and SQL Server Replication has failed, along with a pop-up that reads "SQL Server 2008 R2 Setup has stopped working". It's one of those deadly messages.
Along the way there is a choice for Authentication Mode where I choose the default 'Windows authentication mode'. 'Mixed mode' has a choice for a password. Also there is a choice to 'Add Current User'. On one of my installation attempts
I clicked this and nothing happened. On another attempt I chose 'Add' and added 'Local\Adminstrator' (per some post I read). No worky.
I have also tried installing it as administrator and disabled Windows 7 user account control
Any ideas? Thanks all.
Here is the log file:
Final result: SQL Server installation failed. To continue, investigate the reason for the failure, correct the problem, uninstall SQL Server, and then
rerun SQL Server Setu
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