Installation failure installing SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard on Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise

I can't seem to get the installtion to complete on this windows server.  It keeps stating that an "External component has thrown an exception" and provides the following log file.


Below is a copy of the log file

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Overall summary:
  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 Setup.
  Exit code (Decimal):           -391544739
  Exit facility code:            169
  Exit error code:               32861
  Exit message:                  SQL Server installation failed. To continue, investigate the reason for the failure, correct the problem, uninstall SQL Server, and then rerun SQL Server Setup.
  Start time:                    2011-12-30 13:36:52
  End time:                      2011-12-30 13:55:47
  Requested action:              Install
  Log with failure:              c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Setup Bootstrap\Log\20111230_133443\Detail.txt
  Exception help link:           http%3a%2f%2fgo.microsoft.com%2ffwlink%3fLinkId%3d20476%26ProdName%3dMicrosoft%2bSQL%2bServer%26EvtSrc%3dsetup.rll%26EvtID%3d50000%26ProdVer%3d10.50.1600.1%26EvtType%3d0x987D2693%400xE8A9805D

Machine Properties:
  Machine name:                  MDFI
  Machine processor count:       8
  OS version:                    Windows Server 2008 R2
  OS service pack:               Service Pack 1
  OS region:                     United States
  OS language:                   English (United States)
  OS architecture:               x64
  Process architecture:          64 Bit
  OS clustered:                  No

Product features discovered:
  Product              Instance             Instance ID                    Feature                                  Language             Edition              Version         Clustered
  Sql Server 2005      SQLEXPRESS           MSSQL.1                        Database Engine Services                 1033                 Express Edition      9.00.1399.06    No        
  Sql Server 2005      SQLEXPRESS           MSSQL.1                        SharedTools                              1033                 Express Edition      9.00.1399.06    No        
  Sql Server 2005                                                          Tools                                    1033                 Express Edition      9.00.1399.06    No        
  Sql Server 2005                                                          ToolsClient                              1033                 Express Edition      9.00.1399.06    No        
  Sql Server 2005                                                          ToolsClient\Connectivity                 1033                 Express Edition      9.00.1399.06    No        

Package properties:
  Description:                   SQL Server Database Services 2008 R2
  ProductName:                   SQL Server 2008 R2
  Type:                          RTM
  Version:                       10
  SPLevel:                       0
  Installation location:         C:\Share\SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard (x86, x64, ia64) - DVD (English)\x64\setup\
  Installation edition:          STANDARD

User Input Settings:
  ACTION:                        Install
  ADDCURRENTUSERASSQLADMIN:      False
  AGTSVCACCOUNT:                 XANDER\Administrator
  AGTSVCPASSWORD:                *****
  AGTSVCSTARTUPTYPE:             Manual
  ASBACKUPDIR:                   c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSAS10_50.MSSQLSERVER\OLAP\Backup
  ASCOLLATION:                   Latin1_General_CI_AS
  ASCONFIGDIR:                   c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSAS10_50.MSSQLSERVER\OLAP\Config
  ASDATADIR:                     c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSAS10_50.MSSQLSERVER\OLAP\Data
  ASDOMAINGROUP:                 <empty>
  ASLOGDIR:                      c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSAS10_50.MSSQLSERVER\OLAP\Log
  ASPROVIDERMSOLAP:              1
  ASSVCACCOUNT:                  XANDER\Administrator
  ASSVCPASSWORD:                 *****
  ASSVCSTARTUPTYPE:              Automatic
  ASSYSADMINACCOUNTS:            XANDER\Administrator
  ASTEMPDIR:                     c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSAS10_50.MSSQLSERVER\OLAP\Temp
  BROWSERSVCSTARTUPTYPE:         Disabled
  CONFIGURATIONFILE:             c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Setup Bootstrap\Log\20111230_133443\ConfigurationFile.ini
  CUSOURCE:                      
  ENABLERANU:                    False
  ENU:                           True
  ERRORREPORTING:                False
  FARMACCOUNT:                   <empty>
  FARMADMINPORT:                 0
  FARMPASSWORD:                  *****
  FEATURES:                      SQLENGINE,REPLICATION,FULLTEXT,AS,RS,BIDS,CONN,IS,BC,SDK,BOL,SSMS,ADV_SSMS,OCS
  FILESTREAMLEVEL:               0
  FILESTREAMSHARENAME:           <empty>
  FTSVCACCOUNT:                  NT AUTHORITY\LOCAL SERVICE
  FTSVCPASSWORD:                 *****
  HELP:                          False
  IACCEPTSQLSERVERLICENSETERMS:  False
  INDICATEPROGRESS:              False
  INSTALLSHAREDDIR:              C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\
  INSTALLSHAREDWOWDIR:           C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\
  INSTALLSQLDATADIR:             <empty>
  INSTANCEDIR:                   c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\
  INSTANCEID:                    MSSQLSERVER
  INSTANCENAME:                  MSSQLSERVER
  ISSVCACCOUNT:                  XANDER\Administrator
  ISSVCPASSWORD:                 *****
  ISSVCSTARTUPTYPE:              Automatic
  NPENABLED:                     0
  PASSPHRASE:                    *****
  PCUSOURCE:                    
  PID:                           *****
  QUIET:                         False
  QUIETSIMPLE:                   False
  ROLE:                          <empty>
  RSINSTALLMODE:                 DefaultNativeMode
  RSSVCACCOUNT:                  XANDER\Administrator
  RSSVCPASSWORD:                 *****
  RSSVCSTARTUPTYPE:              Automatic
  SAPWD:                         *****
  SECURITYMODE:                  <empty>
  SQLBACKUPDIR:                  <empty>
  SQLCOLLATION:                  SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS
  SQLSVCACCOUNT:                 XANDER\Administrator
  SQLSVCPASSWORD:                *****
  SQLSVCSTARTUPTYPE:             Automatic
  SQLSYSADMINACCOUNTS:           XANDER\Administrator
  SQLTEMPDBDIR:                  <empty>
  SQLTEMPDBLOGDIR:               <empty>
  SQLUSERDBDIR:                  <empty>
  SQLUSERDBLOGDIR:               <empty>
  SQMREPORTING:                  True
  TCPENABLED:                    1
  UIMODE:                        Normal
  X86:                           False

  Configuration file:            c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Setup Bootstrap\Log\20111230_133443\ConfigurationFile.ini

Detailed results:
  Feature:                       Database Engine Services
  Status:                        Failed: see logs for details
  MSI status:                    Passed
  Configuration status:          Failed: see details below
  Configuration error code:      0xE8A9805D
  Configuration error description: External component has thrown an exception.
  Configuration log:             c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Setup Bootstrap\Log\20111230_133443\Detail.txt

  Feature:                       SQL Server Replication
  Status:                        Failed: see logs for details
  MSI status:                    Passed
  Configuration status:          Failed: see details below
  Configuration error code:      0xE8A9805D
  Configuration error description: External component has thrown an exception.
  Configuration log:             c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Setup Bootstrap\Log\20111230_133443\Detail.txt

  Feature:                       Full-Text Search
  Status:                        Failed: see logs for details
  MSI status:                    Passed
  Configuration status:          Failed: see details below
  Configuration error code:      0xE8A9805D
  Configuration error description: External component has thrown an exception.
  Configuration log:             c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Setup Bootstrap\Log\20111230_133443\Detail.txt

  Feature:                       Analysis Services
  Status:                        Passed
  MSI status:                    Passed
  Configuration status:          Passed

  Feature:                       Reporting Services
  Status:                        Failed: see logs for details
  MSI status:                    Passed
  Configuration status:          Failed: see details below
  Configuration error code:      0xE8A9805D
  Configuration error description: External component has thrown an exception.
  Configuration log:             c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Setup Bootstrap\Log\20111230_133443\Detail.txt

  Feature:                       Integration Services
  Status:                        Passed
  MSI status:                    Passed
  Configuration status:          Passed

  Feature:                       Client Tools Connectivity
  Status:                        Passed
  MSI status:                    Passed
  Configuration status:          Passed

  Feature:                       Management Tools - Complete
  Status:                        Passed
  MSI status:                    Passed
  Configuration status:          Passed

  Feature:                       Management Tools - Basic
  Status:                        Passed
  MSI status:                    Passed
  Configuration status:          Passed

  Feature:                       Client Tools SDK
  Status:                        Passed
  MSI status:                    Passed
  Configuration status:          Passed

  Feature:                       Client Tools Backwards Compatibility
  Status:                        Passed
  MSI status:                    Passed
  Configuration status:          Passed

  Feature:                       Business Intelligence Development Studio
  Status:                        Passed
  MSI status:                    Passed
  Configuration status:          Passed

  Feature:                       SQL Server Books Online
  Status:                        Passed
  MSI status:                    Passed
  Configuration status:          Passed

  Feature:                       Microsoft Sync Framework
  Status:                        Passed
  MSI status:                    Passed
  Configuration status:          Passed

Rules with failures:

Global rules:

Scenario specific rules:

Rules report file:               c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Setup Bootstrap\Log\20111230_133443\SystemConfigurationCheck_Report.htm
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Dustin_LoftisCommented:
Is the information posted above the contents of the  c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Setup Bootstrap\Log\20111230_133443\Detail.txt  file?
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corner102Author Commented:
Yes
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SAMIR BHOGAYTAFreelancer and IT ConsultantCommented:
Hello, you require x86 bit. If you have windows 7 then ok, otherwise you require to install powershell first before installing the sql server 2008 R2.
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Norman MainaCommented:
SQL Server 2008 R2 can run on 64bit environments.

You have Windows Server 2008 R2 SP 1 64 bit which is well serported for installing  SQL Server 2008 R2.
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms143506.aspx

you have Sql Server 2005 Express installed as the default database AND you are trying to Install SQL Server 2008 R2 as teh default instance.
You can either remove the 2005 instance ,backing up all databasesand then proceed with teh install or you make the sql server 2008 rs2 install a named instance.
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Norman MainaCommented:
Before installing the 2008 tools, you need to remove any and all "shared" components from 2005. Try going to your Add/Remove programs control panel, find Microsoft SQL Server 2005, and click "Change." Then choose "Workstation Components" and remove everything there (this will not remove your database engine).
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corner102Author Commented:
I don't think that is the problems as I do not have sql server 2005 installed.
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corner102Author Commented:
Not sure why i'm receiving suggestions for a Windows 7 machine when the problem is on a Windows Server 2008.
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Dustin_LoftisCommented:
I believe they are referencing this portion of your log.

Product features discovered:
  Product              Instance             Instance ID                    Feature                                  Language             Edition              Version         Clustered
  Sql Server 2005      SQLEXPRESS           MSSQL.1                        Database Engine Services                 1033                 Express Edition      9.00.1399.06    No        
  Sql Server 2005      SQLEXPRESS           MSSQL.1                        SharedTools                              1033                 Express Edition      9.00.1399.06    No        
  Sql Server 2005                                                          Tools                                    1033                 Express Edition      9.00.1399.06    No        
  Sql Server 2005                                                          ToolsClient                              1033                 Express Edition      9.00.1399.06    No        
  Sql Server 2005                                                          ToolsClient\Connectivity                 1033                 Express Edition      9.00.1399.06    No  
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corner102Author Commented:
I see, thank you Dustin...:)  I still need help and I'm stumped....don't know why I cannot install.
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Norman MainaCommented:
Did you remove SQL Server 2005 client tools?

They were probably part of an installation of another application
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corner102Author Commented:
Yes, then I tried installing again and no luck same issue.
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Norman MainaCommented:
you may need to reinstall .NET Framework 3.5 SP11
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corner102Author Commented:
thanks, will try that
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Dustin_LoftisCommented:
Just to narrow down possible causes, please try reducing your installation to just the database services and leave out all the extra features for now.  

Try installing as a named instance, and let it use the default Local or Network service accounts for the services.

Does this server have UAC turned on?

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corner102Author Commented:
yes, I do.  should I disable it?
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Dustin_LoftisCommented:
Might be worth a shot, as a troubleshooting step.
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corner102Author Commented:
Tried that still doesn't work.
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Dustin_LoftisCommented:
If you go to Start, Run, and launch Winver.exe, does it say anything about being a Checked/Debug build?
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corner102Author Commented:
Yes it says Debug.
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Dustin_LoftisCommented:
Therein lies the problem; you won't be able to install a normal version of SQL on a Debug/Checked version of Windows Server.
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corner102Author Commented:
Thank you Dustin!
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Dustin_LoftisCommented:
You're quite welcome.  Sorry that took so long to figure out.
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