SQL 2012 Express on Essentials 2012R2

Hi,

I am trying to install SQL server 2012 express on Essentials 2012 R2, but the install keep freezing,

Right now, it is stuck on Install_VCRuntime_Cpu32_Action but goes nowhere.

It has been stuck for hours & this is second install I am trying

Thanks for your help
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defreyAsked:
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jerseysamCommented:
Install Visual runtime seperatley before the SQl install.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/search/DownloadResults.aspx?q=Visual%20C%2B%2B%20Runtime

May also be worth installing .NET versions before SQL install too.
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HuaMin ChenProblem resolverCommented:
Can you try Windows 2012 standard version instead?
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defreyAuthor Commented:
NO cannot try Standard.

The essentials in question is a running server on a live site

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HuaMin ChenProblem resolverCommented:
Here are the versions which support SS 2012 express:

Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 Datacenter 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 Standard 64-bit

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HuaMin ChenProblem resolverCommented:
It means you cannot use Essential version.
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defreyAuthor Commented:
Hi,

Do you have a microsoft link i could read about?

What SQL version is supported on WSE2012 R2?

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defreyAuthor Commented:
and..according to this link, this is feasible, any thoughts?

http://www.sqlservercentral.com/Forums/Topic1473376-1550-1.aspx
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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
It means you cannot use Essential version.

it is most certainly supported on 2012 essentials

Hardware and Software Requirements for Installing SQL Server 2012
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms143506(v=sql.110).aspx

sql express
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defreyAuthor Commented:
The reason why I have selected Seth as the answer is because of the link he provided.

(Also understand where he is coming from)

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms143506(v=sql.110).aspx

The SQL installation was via an RDP session. Which at the time of posting the question had no idea that RDP would be an issue.

I found in the link above the following:

"The installation of SQL Server 2012 fails if you launch the setup through Terminal Services Client. Launching SQL Server Setup through Terminal Services Client is not supported."


I wasnt sure if it was also possible to install SQL on WSE2012 R2 due to the installation freezing


I corrected this by connect via rdp console

Of all the answer posted, Seth was the most accurate  one

Thanks
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