A computer restart is required. You must restart this computer before installing SQL Server

Anyone who installs SQL Server frequently must get this all the time. Shutting down an in use server is rarely an easy option. I’ve been doing the following hack to get round this since SQL 2008 came out with its new installer, but I never told anyone as I thought bad things could happen and I… Continue reading A computer restart is required. You must restart this computer before installing SQL Server

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SQL Server 2008 R2 Setup hangs at SqlEngineConfigAction_install_confignonrc_Cpu64

The short version: If you get SqlEngineConfigAction_install_confignonrc_Cpu64 error while installing SQL Server 2008 R2 and the detail log says that the last successful command was mofcomp.exe then try restarting the server, uninstall the partially installed sql server and then reinstall. More detail: Check the log at C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Setup Bootstrap\Log\<datetime>\detail.txt If the last line… Continue reading SQL Server 2008 R2 Setup hangs at SqlEngineConfigAction_install_confignonrc_Cpu64