Recently while installing SQL server 2014 in my windows server r2 machine, I got the below error which says:
The following error has occurred:
Wait on the Database Engine recovery handle failed. Check the SQL server error log for potential causes
– SQL Server 2014 step by step installation guide
The error looks like below:
I tried the below approach and it worked fine for me. In the Server Configuration wizard for the SQL Server Database Engine service by default, the account name comes as “NT Service\MSSQLSERVER and it looks like below:
Then I changed the above account to NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE account and it worked fine for me.
You can try various approaches but this approach worked fine for me.
Hope this will be helpful.
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