Symptoms

Assume that you are trying to install an instance of SQL Server 2017. If the SQL Server instance name/ID/installation path contains multi-byte characters, which are non-American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) characters like "è". In this scenario, you may notice that the installation may fail to start with the following error message:

Unable to initialize SSL support

Resolution

This issue is fixed in the following cumulative update for SQL Server:

       Cumulative Update 1 for SQL Server 2017

Each new cumulative update for SQL Server contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous cumulative update. Check out the latest cumulative updates for SQL Server:

Latest cumulative update for SQL Server 2017

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

References

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