Monday, October 15, 2012

SQl 2008 R2 Setup fails: ExecuteStandardTimingsWorkflow

I tried to install SQL 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition X64 on my laptop which has a brand new image of Windows 7. All Windows updates are installed. I started the setup of SQl 2008 R2 from the root of my installation DVD. I run the setup with the option 'Run as Administrator'. During the Setup Support Files, the setup progress hangs on: ExecuteStandardTimingsWorkflow.

After a while next error while occur: Error writing to file: Verify that you have access to that directory.

Big question: Which directory?

Solution: Your installation DVD is corrupt. Take another installation DVD to complete succesfully the setup of SQL Server 2008 R2.

1 comment:

John Grillo said...

I am not sure what this is, but I am certain it is not solely due to a corrupt DVD media - I have SQL Server 2008 R2 Developer and get the same thing constantly on an HP Desktop - I tried copying the DVD to the C Drive - Running as admin - though I am one already and now with a minimum system start-up and get the same thing.

I have installed this successfully on a Windows 7 Toshiba laptop and an XP machine but cannot on this HP Desktop.

When I gave this more attention a couple of months ago, I could not find an effective solution.

Media can always be bad, but it is not the cause of this