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Error 1920 Windows 7 64 bit

by maineman1957 / April 23, 2013 11:02 AM PDT

I have been fighting this for days.

Im trying to install SQL Server 2012 and cannot get past the error:

SQL Writer failed to start. Make sure you have suffecient privileges to start this service.

So I tracked down the error thru the Event log. Been Googeling the last few days for a definitive fix but just not sure how to proceed as the more I look, the more I get confused.

I know it is a Win 7 error. Any help in a resolution would be much appreciated.

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Given the cost involved.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 23, 2013 11:12 AM PDT

The last SQL Server I used ran in the thousands so we would call MSFT for such issues. You paid for this so why not get your money's worth.

And the error is out there on the internet but given only the slim details I can't guess which cause it is this time. There are dozens of reasons for that error so you either call and get your money's worth or work the dozen common issues.

In closing, why not MySQL as it's not as finicky and cranky about licensing?
Bob

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Error 1920
by maineman1957 / April 23, 2013 11:16 AM PDT

Well Im just installing the localDB or trying to to use it with Visual Studio 2012.

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Error 1920
by maineman1957 / April 23, 2013 2:09 PM PDT
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Update:

I installed SQL Server Express R2 and its SP1 without encountering this error. Next I upgraded to SQL Server 2012 and during that install SQL Writer failed to install. Assuming that something changed between versions but not sure what.

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Still a lot of bucks you're out.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 23, 2013 2:33 PM PDT
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Probably SQL express
by orlbuckeye / April 23, 2013 11:54 PM PDT
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doesn't require the same rights to install.

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REQUIREMENTS?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 23, 2013 2:47 PM PDT
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The error is saving you don't have enough right
by orlbuckeye / April 23, 2013 11:48 PM PDT

to start the service located on the server your installing it. This task probably requires admin rights and you dont have admin rights. Are you installing on a server or on a PC? If you trying to install on a PC you may want to try the SQL express version.

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Anytime you get an error
by orlbuckeye / April 24, 2013 12:00 AM PDT

the uses the words sufficient priviledges or rights. It means the account used doesn't have the rights.

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(NT) Of the copy protection/activation is complaining.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 24, 2013 1:08 AM PDT
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