Unable to install SQL server. Exit Code - 2068052377

Francis AT 20 Reputation points

Hello, I can't install the Microsoft sql server 2022. haven't tried several of the ways that i have seen so far. haven't succeeded yet. I'd appreciate if you could help.


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  1. Erland Sommarskog 93,131 Reputation points

    I find this:

    (01) 2023-11-07 16:14:25 Slp: Sco: File 'C:\SQL2022\Express_ENU\x64\setup\x64\sql_engine_core_inst.msi' does not exist

    I've seen more than one person running into this error. Unfortunately, I have not been able to understand why. Is the file being snatched by the little green disk-eater? Or does this occur because you have tried some times already, and this was not your original issue?

    You could use Process Monitor to see what operations that occur with this file. Admittedly, working with Process Monitor can be tedious, although it seems straightforward to filter for \sql_engine_core_inst.msi.

    One more alternative is to go for Developer Edition instead, and select the option Download Media and then run from the ISO. Maybe this gives a different error message.

    By the way, do you have a file C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL16.SQLEXPRESS\MSSQL\LOG\ERRORLOG? If so, can you share it?

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  1. PercyTang-MSFT 12,041 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @Francis AT

    The setup folder is corrupted or incomplete.

    You may need to download the setup media again from the official website or repair installation media.

    In addition to that, there is another way to resolve missing MSI files.

    You may use the FixMissingMSI tool to identify MSI file that are missing from the Windows Installer cache.

    Please download it from here.

    Next, you can scan the folders which you need to repair. For the details, please refer to FixMissingMSI Readme,

    Best regards,

    Percy Tang