View Full Version : SQL Server 2012 Express does not resume on reboot

08-10-2014, 02:33 AM
Hi Everyone,

My application needs to install SQL Server 2012 Express SP2. At some point during the prerequisite installation, the system requires a reboot. After rebooting, SQL Server is not installed yet, but the setup continues with the installation, and then later fails when trying to connect to SQL Server.

A workaround at the moment is to cancel the setup after the reboot, and then restart it. But to customers this may sound like a bug.

Have anyone had the same problem and maybe a fix or proper workaround for this?

Thanks is advance,

08-11-2014, 09:00 AM
Sounds like you need a different Prerequisite Condition. Use the Prerequisite Editor to check.

For SQL Server 2012 Express (x64) we use:
If the specified registry key DOES NOT EXIST
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server\110\SQLServer2012