SCCM Install Cannot Connect to SQL Database
Posted on 2016-07-27
Fresh install of Windows Server 2012 R2 and SQL Express 2008 R2 but during install of SCCM, it cannot detect the recently installed SQL (Setup is unable to connect to SQL server with the connection information provided). All defaults were taken for the SQL install; firewall was stopped. I saw that neither SQL Browser or Agent were started nor the port (1433) active. So I attempted to start the browser and port 1434 came active but I cannot start the agent and there are no errors listed in the event viewer. Both SQL and SCCM are on the same machine.