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Installation Error - SQL Server

Question asked by Bearach Byrne on Mar 19, 2017

Hi there, I'm having trouble installing Solidworks 2016 on Windows 10. When I first run setup.exe, I am met with the below error;

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When I try to install using the default option in the Solidworks Electrical Options of "Use an existing SQL Server database" and "Connect using Windows Authentication" (see below screenshot);

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I am met with the following error.

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When I change the option to "Install new instance of SQL Server" (See below);

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And try to run the installation, it gets to about 4% and then gives me the following error, that SQL Server fails to install.

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If anyone has any ideas on what to do it would be much appreciated as I cannot figure it out.