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,