SQL Server Setup failed to modify security permissions on file
Drive:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.x\MSSQL\Data\ for user SYSTEM. To proceed, verify that the account and domain running SQL Server Setup exist, that the account running SQL Server Setup has administrator privileges, and that exists on the destination drive.
- Locate the folder that contains the data files. By default, these files are located in the following folder:C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Data\
- Right-click the data file that has no required permissions for the Administrators group, and then click
- If the Administrators group is not in the
Group or user names list, click Add, type
Administrators, and then click
- Click Administrators in the Group or user names list, and then click to select the Allow check box for the Full Control item in the Permissions for Administrators list.
Article ID: 916766 - Last Review: Mar 29, 2017 - Revision: 3