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Error: The SQL Server Express 2014 installation ended with exit code – *set of numbers*

During the installation of Diamonds, you get the error:

The SQL Server Express 2014 installation ended with exit code – *set of numbers*

Solution 1

  • Verify if the C-drive is not compressed.
    • Open Windows Explorer.
    • Find the C-drive.
    • Right mouse click on it -> Properties
    • If the option ‘Compress this drive to save disk space’ checked case, uncheck it to decompress the drive.
  • Verify if the folder C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\ is not compressed.
    • Open Windows Explorer.
    • Find the folder C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\
    • Right mouse click on it -> Properties -> button ‘Advanced’
    • If the option ‘Compress contents to save disk space’ checked case, uncheck it to decompress the drive.
  • Verify if the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\ is not compressed.
    • Open Windows Explorer.
    • Find the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\
    • Right mouse click on it -> Properties -> button ‘Advanced’
    • If the option ‘Compress contents to save disk space’ checked case, uncheck it to decompress the drive.
  • Run the Diamonds installer

 

Solution 2

If the above wasn’t the problem:

  • Uninstall the failed SQL database(s). The database usually contains ‘BS’ in their name.
  • Go to C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\*NameOfTheDatabase*\MSSQL\DATA
    *NameOfTheDatabase* is usually ‘MSSQL12.SQLEXPRESS14’ or similar containing ‘BS’ (= short for BuildSoft) in the name.
  • Delete all files starting with ‘bs’, like:
    • bs_Authentication
    • bs_Exchange
    • bs_Gateway
    • bs_UBSM
  • Manually install a new SQL database.
  • Run the Diamonds. Select the JUST CREATED SQL database (local)\SQLEXPRESS_The_Name_You_Gave from the list.

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