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Exit Message InstanceDir.


Applies to: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.
 

Problem Description.
 

We were installing SQL Server 2008 R2 using a configuration file, when we received the following error:

Overall summary:
Final result: SQL Server installation failed. To continue, investigate the reason for the failure, correct the problem, uninstall SQL Server, and then rerun SQL Server Setup.
Exit code (Decimal): -2068578304
Exit facility code: 1204
Exit error code: 0
Exit message: InstanceDir
Start time: 2011-06-09 09:55:17
End time: 2011-06-09 09:57:45
Requested action: Install

Rules with failures:

Global rules:

Scenario specific rules:

Rules report file: The rule result report file is not available.

Exception summary:
The following is an exception stack listing the exceptions in outermost to innermost order
Inner exceptions are being indented

Exception type: Microsoft.SqlServer.Chainer.Infrastructure.InputSettingValidationException
Message:
InstanceDir
Data:
SQL.Setup.FailureCategory = InputSettingValidationFailure
DisableWatson = true
Stack:
at Microsoft.SqlServer.Chainer.Infrastructure.InputSettingService.LogAllValidationErrorsAndThrowFirstOne(ValidationState vs)
at Microsoft.SqlServer.Configuration.SetupExtension.ValidateFeatureSettingsAction.ExecuteAction(String actionId)
at Microsoft.SqlServer.Chainer.Infrastructure.Action.Execute(String actionId, TextWriter errorStream)
at Microsoft.SqlServer.Setup.Chainer.Workflow.ActionInvocation.ExecuteActionHelper(TextWriter statusStream, ISequencedAction actionToRun)
 

The content of summary.txt log file was the following:


Overall summary:
Final result: SQL Server installation failed. To continue, investigate the reason for the failure, correct the problem, uninstall SQL Server, and then rerun SQL Server Setup.
Exit code (Decimal): -2068578304
Exit facility code: 1204
Exit error code: 0
Exit message: InstanceDir
Start time: 2011-06-09 09:55:17
End time: 2011-06-09 09:57:45
Requested action: Install

Machine Properties:
Machine name: SERVERNAME
Machine processor count: 4
OS version: Windows Server 2008 R2
OS service pack: Service Pack 1
OS region: United States
OS language: English (United States)
OS architecture: x64
Process architecture: 64 Bit
OS clustered: No

Product features discovered:
Product Instance Instance ID Feature Language Edition Version Clustered
Sql Server 2008 R2 MSSQLSERVER MSSQL10_50.MSSQLSERVER Database Engine Services 1033 Standard Edition 10.50.1765.0 No
Sql Server 2008 R2 MSSQLSERVER MSSQL10_50.MSSQLSERVER SQL Server Replication 1033 Standard Edition 10.50.1765.0 No
Sql Server 2008 R2 Management Tools - Basic 1033 Standard Edition 10.50.1765.0 No
Sql Server 2008 R2 Management Tools - Complete 1033 Standard Edition 10.50.1765.0 No
Sql Server 2008 R2 Client Tools Connectivity 1033 Standard Edition 10.50.1765.0 No
Sql Server 2008 R2 Client Tools Backwards Compatibility 1033 Standard Edition 10.50.1765.0 No
Sql Server 2008 R2 Integration Services 1033 Standard Edition 10.50.1765.0 No

Package properties:
Description: SQL Server Database Services 2008 R2
ProductName: SQL Server 2008 R2
Type: RTM
Version: 10
SPLevel: 0
Installation location: C:\sources\SW_DVD9_SQL_Svr_Standard_Edtn_2008_R2_English_MLF_X16-29588\x64\setup\
Installation edition: STANDARD

User Input Settings:
ACTION: Install
ADDCURRENTUSERASSQLADMIN: False
AGTSVCACCOUNT: DOMAINNAME\Svc-SQL
AGTSVCPASSWORD: *****
AGTSVCSTARTUPTYPE: Automatic
ASBACKUPDIR: Backup
ASCOLLATION: Latin1_General_CI_AS
ASCONFIGDIR: Config
ASDATADIR: Data
ASDOMAINGROUP: <empty>
ASLOGDIR: Log
ASPROVIDERMSOLAP: 1
ASSVCACCOUNT: <empty>
ASSVCPASSWORD: *****
ASSVCSTARTUPTYPE: Automatic
ASSYSADMINACCOUNTS: <empty>
ASTEMPDIR: Temp
BROWSERSVCSTARTUPTYPE: Disabled
CONFIGURATIONFILE: C:\SOURCES\SQL\SQL2008_Setup.ini
CUSOURCE:
ENABLERANU: False
ENU: True
ERRORREPORTING: False
FARMACCOUNT: <empty>
FARMADMINPORT: 0
FARMPASSWORD: *****
FEATURES: RS,SDK
FILESTREAMLEVEL: 0
FILESTREAMSHARENAME: <empty>
FTSVCACCOUNT: <empty>
FTSVCPASSWORD: *****
HELP: False
IACCEPTSQLSERVERLICENSETERMS: True
INDICATEPROGRESS: False
INSTALLSHAREDDIR: c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\
INSTALLSHAREDWOWDIR: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\
INSTALLSQLDATADIR: <empty>
INSTANCEDIR: D:\MCM\Microsoft SQL Server
INSTANCEID: MSSQLSERVER
INSTANCENAME: MSSQLSERVER
ISSVCACCOUNT: NT AUTHORITY\NetworkService
ISSVCPASSWORD: *****
ISSVCSTARTUPTYPE: Automatic
NPENABLED: 0
PASSPHRASE: *****
PCUSOURCE:
PID: *****
QUIET: False
QUIETSIMPLE: False
ROLE:
RSINSTALLMODE: FilesOnlyMode
RSSVCACCOUNT: DOMAINNAME\Svc-SQL
RSSVCPASSWORD: *****
RSSVCSTARTUPTYPE: Automatic
SAPWD: *****
SECURITYMODE: <empty>
SQLBACKUPDIR: <empty>
SQLCOLLATION: SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS
SQLSVCACCOUNT: DOMAINNAME\Svc-SQL
SQLSVCPASSWORD: *****
SQLSVCSTARTUPTYPE: Automatic
SQLSYSADMINACCOUNTS: DOMAINNAME\sccmAdmin,DOMAINNAME\Svc-SQL
SQLTEMPDBDIR: <empty>
SQLTEMPDBLOGDIR: <empty>
SQLUSERDBDIR: <empty>
SQLUSERDBLOGDIR: <empty>
SQMREPORTING: False
TCPENABLED: 0
UIMODE: Normal
X86: False

Configuration file: C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Setup Bootstrap\Log\20110609_095119\ConfigurationFile.ini

Detailed results:
Feature: Reporting Services
Status: Failed: see logs for details
MSI status: Passed
Configuration status: Passed

Feature: Client Tools SDK
Status: Failed: see logs for details
MSI status: Passed
Configuration status: Passed

Rules with failures:

Global rules:

Scenario specific rules:

Rules report file: The rule result report file is not available.

Exception summary:
The following is an exception stack listing the exceptions in outermost to innermost order
Inner exceptions are being indented

Exception type: Microsoft.SqlServer.Chainer.Infrastructure.InputSettingValidationException
Message:
InstanceDir
Data:
SQL.Setup.FailureCategory = InputSettingValidationFailure
DisableWatson = true
Stack:
at Microsoft.SqlServer.Chainer.Infrastructure.InputSettingService.LogAllValidationErrorsAndThrowFirstOne(ValidationState vs)
at Microsoft.SqlServer.Configuration.SetupExtension.ValidateFeatureSettingsAction.ExecuteAction(String actionId)
at Microsoft.SqlServer.Chainer.Infrastructure.Action.Execute(String actionId, TextWriter errorStream)
at Microsoft.SqlServer.Setup.Chainer.Workflow.ActionInvocation.ExecuteActionHelper(TextWriter statusStream, ISequencedAction actionToRun)
 

Cause.


The configuration file was created to install a default instance of SQL Server 2008 R2, but a default instance already exists on the computer.


Solution.


We removed the default instance of the server and install it again using the configuration file.



 

 

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