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Setup stops responding when you try to upgrade to SQL Server 2012

Symptoms
Consider the following scenario. A computer is running Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2, or Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Release Candidate 0 (RC0). You try to upgrade to Microsoft SQL Server 2012.

In this scenario, the Setup program seems to stop responding during the SQLEngineConfigAction_upgrade step.

When this issue occurs, setup information that resembles the following is logged at the end of the Detail.txt file:

(01) 2012-04-01 12:12:12 SQLEngine: : Checking Engine checkpoint 'SetSecurityDataDir_1'
(01) 2012-04-01 12:12:12 SQLEngine: --SqlEngineSetupPrivate: Setting Security Descriptor D:(A;OICI;FA;;;S-1-5-80-1-2-3-4-5...) on Directory H:\MSSQL\DATA_FS
(01) 2012-04-01 12:12:12 Slp: Sco: Attempting to set security descriptor for directory H:\MSSQL\DATA_FS, security descriptor D:(A;OICI;FA;;;S-1-5-80-1-2-3-4-5...)
(01) 2012-04-01 12:12:12 Slp: Sco: Attempting to normalize security descriptor D:(A;OICI;FA;;;S-1-5-80-1-2-3-4-5...)
(01) 2012-04-01 12:12:12 Slp: Sco: Attempting to replace account with sid in security descriptor D:(A;OICI;FA;;;S-1-5-80-1-2-3-4-5...)
(01) 2012-04-01 12:12:12 Slp: ReplaceAccountWithSidInSddl -- SDDL to be processed: D:(A;OICI;FA;;;S-1-5-80-1-2-3-4-5...)
(01) 2012-04-01 12:12:12 Slp: ReplaceAccountWithSidInSddl -- SDDL to be returned: D:(A;OICI;FA;;;S-1-5-80-1-2-3-4-5...)
(01) 2012-04-01 12:12:12 Slp: Sco: Directory H:\MSSQL\DATA_FS\ is a volume mount point. VolumeName is \\?\Volume{abc-123-456-789-123abc}\


Note The Detail.txt file is located in the following folder:
\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\110\Setup Bootstrap\Log\timestamp
Cause
This issue can occur if there are many subfolders and files that contain SQL Server data.

Note This issue is more likely to occur if the database is integrated into the NTFS file system by using the FILESTREAM feature or the FILETABLE feature.
Resolution
No action is required to resolve this issue. To complete the upgrade, let the SQL Server 2012 Setup program finish.
More information
The issue that is described in the "Symptoms" section occurs because the SQL Server 2012 Setup program calls the SetSecurityInfo Windows API. The SetSecurityInfo API applies a discretionary access control list (DACL) to subfolders and files that contain SQL Server data. This process can take a long time to finish.
References
For more information about the SetSecurityInfo Windows API, visit the following MSDN website:
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Article ID: 2712929 - Last Review: 11/19/2012 18:11:00 - Revision: 3.0

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Enterprise, Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Business Intelligence, Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Standard, Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Web, SQL Server 2012 Enterprise Core

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