?
Solved

Error installing 2nd instance of Sql Server 2008 R2

Posted on 2012-03-21
2
Medium Priority
?
293 Views
Last Modified: 2012-03-22
When trying to create a 2nd instance on a Sql Server 2008R2 I receive "Wait on the Database Engine recovery handle failed during setup".

For reference I will call the server:  dbserver/Prod

I read many articles on stopping/starting services using different accounts and that has not worked.  Also there is a potential of a bad ISO which is causing this issue.  So I would like to be able to fix the error above or remove the newly created instance.  I want to keep the original installation because there are no issues.  How can I just remove the newly created instance if I am unable to fix the issue above?

Thank you for your help,
Vince
0
Comment
Question by:wittkieffer
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 21

Expert Comment

by:Jason Yousef, MS
ID: 37752255
Hi,
I never had this problem before, but I'll try to help, check the SQL server logs for the exact error.
Also while installing, try to use a higher permissible account.

You're saying you get that error, does the installation continues? or stops?
if it stops what instance you need to remove , it's already didn't got installed?!

anyway to remove an instance, you just read this article http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms143412.aspx . and try with a different ISO since you suspects it could be the problem.
0
 
LVL 25

Accepted Solution

by:
DBAduck - Ben Miller earned 2000 total points
ID: 37752271
When you go into Control Panel | Add remove programs and click on SQL Server and click Uninstall, you will get the option inside setup of which Instance to remove.  Just don't remove the instance you want to keep.
0

Featured Post

New feature and membership benefit!

New feature! Upgrade and increase expert visibility of your issues with Priority Questions.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

A Stored Procedure in Microsoft SQL Server is a powerful feature that it can be used to execute the Data Manipulation Language (DML) or Data Definition Language (DDL). Depending on business requirements, a single Stored Procedure can return differe…
What if you have to shut down the entire Citrix infrastructure for hardware maintenance, software upgrades or "the unknown"? I developed this plan for "the unknown" and hope that it helps you as well. This article explains how to properly shut down …
This video shows, step by step, how to configure Oracle Heterogeneous Services via the Generic Gateway Agent in order to make a connection from an Oracle session and access a remote SQL Server database table.
Using examples as well as descriptions, and references to Books Online, show the documentation available for date manipulation functions and by using a select few of these functions, show how date based data can be manipulated with these functions.
Suggested Courses

770 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question