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Error message when you try to install SQL Server 2008 or SQL Server 2008 R2: "The SQL Server service failed to start"
Article ID: 2387754
When you try to install Microsoft SQL Server 2008 or Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2, you receive the following error message:
When you examine the SQL Server error log, you receive the following error message:
SQL Server installation failed. To continue, investigate the reason for the failure, correct the problem, uninstall SQL Server, and then rerun SQL Server Setup.
For more information about how to view the SQL Server error log, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Web site: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms187885.aspx
Error: 15209, Severity: 16, State: 1.
An error occurred during encryption.
The problem occurs because of one of the following causes:
To work around this problem on systems affected by insufficient permissions for Network service account, grant the account Full Control permission on the Protect folder. To do this, follow these steps:
Note: Though the blog post refers to SQL Server 2005, the same resolution applies to SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2 environments.
The same error could also occur in SQL Server 2005 environments. For further information refer to the following KB article:
(http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=151500)for other considerations.