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I am trying to install SQL Server on Windows 2012. I was able to finally get the wizard up and running after making some changes on the server, but now it fails no matter what I do with the following error:

TITLE: SQL Server Setup failure.

SQL Server Setup has encountered the following error:

There is an error in XML document (108, 148)..

For help, click: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?LinkID=20476&ProdName=Microsoft%20SQL%20Server&EvtSrc=setup.rll&EvtID=50000&EvtType=0x066FCAFD%25400x5539C151

LinkID: 20476
Product Name: Microsoft SQL Server
Message Source setup.rll
Message ID: 50000
EvtType: 0x066FCAFD%400x5539C151

What I've tried:

  • Installing from commandline with /q

    Result from CL installation:

    Error result: -2147467259 Result facility code: 0 Result error code: 16389

    Please review the summary.txt log for further details

    The Verbose CL installation reveals:

    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\1033_ENU_LP\x64\setup\x64\sql_bids_loc.msi' does not exist
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\1033_ENU_LP\x64\setup\x64\sql_bids_loc.msi' does not exist
    Package ID sql_bids_loc_Cpu64_1033: NotInstalled
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\1036_FRA_LP\x64\setup\x64\sql_bids_loc.msi' does not exist
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\1036_FRA_LP\x64\setup\x64\sql_bids_loc.msi' does not exist
    Package ID sql_bids_loc_Cpu64_1036: NotInstalled
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\1040_ITA_LP\x64\setup\x64\sql_bids_loc.msi' does not exist
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\1040_ITA_LP\x64\setup\x64\sql_bids_loc.msi' does not exist
    Package ID sql_bids_loc_Cpu64_1040: NotInstalled
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\1041_JPN_LP\x64\setup\x64\sql_bids_loc.msi' does not exist
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\1041_JPN_LP\x64\setup\x64\sql_bids_loc.msi' does not exist
    Package ID sql_bids_loc_Cpu64_1041: NotInstalled
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\1042_KOR_LP\x64\setup\x64\sql_bids_loc.msi' does not exist
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\1042_KOR_LP\x64\setup\x64\sql_bids_loc.msi' does not exist
    Package ID sql_bids_loc_Cpu64_1042: NotInstalled
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\1046_PTB_LP\x64\setup\x64\sql_bids_loc.msi' does not exist
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\1046_PTB_LP\x64\setup\x64\sql_bids_loc.msi' does not exist
    Package ID sql_bids_loc_Cpu64_1046: NotInstalled
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\1049_RUS_LP\x64\setup\x64\sql_bids_loc.msi' does not exist
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\1049_RUS_LP\x64\setup\x64\sql_bids_loc.msi' does not exist
    Package ID sql_bids_loc_Cpu64_1049: NotInstalled
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\2052_CHS_LP\x64\setup\x64\sql_bids_loc.msi' does not exist
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\2052_CHS_LP\x64\setup\x64\sql_bids_loc.msi' does not exist
    Package ID sql_bids_loc_Cpu64_2052: NotInstalled
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\3082_ESN_LP\x64\setup\x64\sql_bids_loc.msi' does not exist
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\3082_ESN_LP\x64\setup\x64\sql_bids_loc.msi' does not exist
    Package ID sql_bids_loc_Cpu64_3082: NotInstalled
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\1053_SVE_LP\x64\setup\x64\sql_bids_loc.msi' does not exist
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\1053_SVE_LP\x64\setup\x64\sql_bids_loc.msi' does not exist
    Package ID sql_bids_loc_Cpu64_1053: NotInstalled
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\x64\setup\x64\sql_ssms.msi' does not exist
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\x64\setup\x64\sql_ssms.msi' does not exist
    Package ID sql_ssms_Cpu64: NotInstalled
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\1028_CHT_LP\x64\setup\x64\sql_ssms_loc.msi' does not exist
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\1028_CHT_LP\x64\setup\x64\sql_ssms_loc.msi' does not exist
    Package ID sql_ssms_loc_Cpu64_1028: NotInstalled
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\1031_DEU_LP\x64\setup\x64\sql_ssms_loc.msi' does not exist
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\1031_DEU_LP\x64\setup\x64\sql_ssms_loc.msi' does not exist
    Package ID sql_ssms_loc_Cpu64_1031: NotInstalled
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\1033_ENU_LP\x64\setup\x64\sql_ssms_loc.msi' does not exist
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\1033_ENU_LP\x64\setup\x64\sql_ssms_loc.msi' does not exist
    Package ID sql_ssms_loc_Cpu64_1033: NotInstalled
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\1036_FRA_LP\x64\setup\x64\sql_ssms_loc.msi' does not exist
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\1036_FRA_LP\x64\setup\x64\sql_ssms_loc.msi' does not exist
    Package ID sql_ssms_loc_Cpu64_1036: NotInstalled
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\1040_ITA_LP\x64\setup\x64\sql_ssms_loc.msi' does not exist
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\1040_ITA_LP\x64\setup\x64\sql_ssms_loc.msi' does not exist
    Package ID sql_ssms_loc_Cpu64_1040: NotInstalled
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\1041_JPN_LP\x64\setup\x64\sql_ssms_loc.msi' does not exist
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\1041_JPN_LP\x64\setup\x64\sql_ssms_loc.msi' does not exist
    Package ID sql_ssms_loc_Cpu64_1041: NotInstalled
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\1042_KOR_LP\x64\setup\x64\sql_ssms_loc.msi' does not exist
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\1042_KOR_LP\x64\setup\x64\sql_ssms_loc.msi' does not exist
    Package ID sql_ssms_loc_Cpu64_1042: NotInstalled
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\1046_PTB_LP\x64\setup\x64\sql_ssms_loc.msi' does not exist
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\1046_PTB_LP\x64\setup\x64\sql_ssms_loc.msi' does not exist
    Package ID sql_ssms_loc_Cpu64_1046: NotInstalled
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\1049_RUS_LP\x64\setup\x64\sql_ssms_loc.msi' does not exist
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\1049_RUS_LP\x64\setup\x64\sql_ssms_loc.msi' does not exist
    Package ID sql_ssms_loc_Cpu64_1049: NotInstalled
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\2052_CHS_LP\x64\setup\x64\sql_ssms_loc.msi' does not exist
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\2052_CHS_LP\x64\setup\x64\sql_ssms_loc.msi' does not exist
    Package ID sql_ssms_loc_Cpu64_2052: NotInstalled
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\3082_ESN_LP\x64\setup\x64\sql_ssms_loc.msi' does not exist
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\3082_ESN_LP\x64\setup\x64\sql_ssms_loc.msi' does not exist
    Package ID sql_ssms_loc_Cpu64_3082: NotInstalled
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\1053_SVE_LP\x64\setup\x64\sql_ssms_loc.msi' does not exist
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\1053_SVE_LP\x64\setup\x64\sql_ssms_loc.msi' does not exist
    Package ID sql_ssms_loc_Cpu64_1053: NotInstalled
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\x64\setup\sql_common_core_msi\x64\sql_common_core.msi' does not e
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\x64\setup\sql_common_core_msi\x64\sql_common_core.msi' does not e
    Package ID sql_common_core_Cpu64: NotInstalled
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\1028_CHT_LP\x64\setup\sql_common_core_loc_msi\x64\sql_common_core
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\1028_CHT_LP\x64\setup\sql_common_core_loc_msi\x64\sql_common_core
    Package ID sql_common_core_loc_Cpu64_1028: NotInstalled
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\1031_DEU_LP\x64\setup\sql_common_core_loc_msi\x64\sql_common_core
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\1031_DEU_LP\x64\setup\sql_common_core_loc_msi\x64\sql_common_core
    Package ID sql_common_core_loc_Cpu64_1031: NotInstalled
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\1033_ENU_LP\x64\setup\sql_common_core_loc_msi\x64\sql_common_core
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\1033_ENU_LP\x64\setup\sql_common_core_loc_msi\x64\sql_common_core
    Package ID sql_common_core_loc_Cpu64_1033: NotInstalled
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\1036_FRA_LP\x64\setup\sql_common_core_loc_msi\x64\sql_common_core
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\1036_FRA_LP\x64\setup\sql_common_core_loc_msi\x64\sql_common_core
    Package ID sql_common_core_loc_Cpu64_1036: NotInstalled
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\1040_ITA_LP\x64\setup\sql_common_core_loc_msi\x64\sql_common_core
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\1040_ITA_LP\x64\setup\sql_common_core_loc_msi\x64\sql_common_core
    Package ID sql_common_core_loc_Cpu64_1040: NotInstalled
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\1041_JPN_LP\x64\setup\sql_common_core_loc_msi\x64\sql_common_core
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\1041_JPN_LP\x64\setup\sql_common_core_loc_msi\x64\sql_common_core
    Package ID sql_common_core_loc_Cpu64_1041: NotInstalled
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\1042_KOR_LP\x64\setup\sql_common_core_loc_msi\x64\sql_common_core
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\1042_KOR_LP\x64\setup\sql_common_core_loc_msi\x64\sql_common_core
    Package ID sql_common_core_loc_Cpu64_1042: NotInstalled
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\1046_PTB_LP\x64\setup\sql_common_core_loc_msi\x64\sql_common_core
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\1046_PTB_LP\x64\setup\sql_common_core_loc_msi\x64\sql_common_core
    Package ID sql_common_core_loc_Cpu64_1046: NotInstalled
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\1049_RUS_LP\x64\setup\sql_common_core_loc_msi\x64\sql_common_core
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\1049_RUS_LP\x64\setup\sql_common_core_loc_msi\x64\sql_common_core
    Package ID sql_common_core_loc_Cpu64_1049: NotInstalled
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\2052_CHS_LP\x64\setup\sql_common_core_loc_msi\x64\sql_common_core
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\2052_CHS_LP\x64\setup\sql_common_core_loc_msi\x64\sql_common_core
    Package ID sql_common_core_loc_Cpu64_2052: NotInstalled
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\3082_ESN_LP\x64\setup\sql_common_core_loc_msi\x64\sql_common_core
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\3082_ESN_LP\x64\setup\sql_common_core_loc_msi\x64\sql_common_core
    Package ID sql_common_core_loc_Cpu64_3082: NotInstalled
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\1053_SVE_LP\x64\setup\sql_common_core_loc_msi\x64\sql_common_core
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\1053_SVE_LP\x64\setup\sql_common_core_loc_msi\x64\sql_common_core
    Package ID sql_common_core_loc_Cpu64_1053: NotInstalled
    Sco: File 'C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\Temp\2\SQL Server 2012\Setup\1033_ENU_LP\x6
    lSupport.msi' does not exist
    Sco: File 'C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\Temp\2\SQL Server 2012\Setup\1033_ENU_LP\x6
    lSupport.msi' does not exist
    Package ID SqlSupport_Cpu64: NotInstalled
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\redist\watson\x86\dw20shared.msi' does not exist
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\redist\watson\x86\dw20shared.msi' does not exist
    Package ID WatsonX86_Cpu32: NotInstalled
    Package ID sqlncli_Cpu64: NotInstalled
    Package ID SqlLocalDB_Cpu64: NotInstalled
    Package ID SqlLocalDB_CTP3_Cpu64: NotInstalled
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\1033_ENU_LP\x64\setup\x86\SSDTStub.msi' does not exist
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\1033_ENU_LP\x64\setup\x86\SSDTStub.msi' does not exist
    Package ID SSDTStub_Cpu32: NotInstalled
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\1033_ENU_LP\x64\setup\x86\SSDTDBSvcExternals.msi' does not exist
    Sco: File 'C:\SQL Install\1033_ENU_LP\x64\setup\x86\SSDTDBSvcExternals.msi' does not exist
    

    What does this mean?

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    After a few days of banging my head against my desk I got it installed. SQL Server 2012 on Windows Server 2012 is a bit fragile (at the time of writting).

    What I had to do was very simple: Re download the install file from Microsoft.com. When you get errors that MSI files are missing (and they are still there), start over. Redownload the installation media.

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