SQL server Clustered Installation Issue

Hi Mates,

This post will help you to realize the mistakes what we commit without our consciousness .

As part of Project work I was installing SQL Server 2016 Clustered Instance and I got the below error message while installing.

2019-08-08 11:59:58 Slp: The following error occurred:
(15) 2019-08-08 11:59:58 Slp: Could not find file 'E:\MediaInfo.xml'.
(15) 2019-08-08 11:59:58 Slp:
(15) 2019-08-08 11:59:58 Slp: Error result: -2147024894
(15) 2019-08-08 11:59:58 Slp: Result facility code: 7
(15) 2019-08-08 11:59:58 Slp: Result error code: 2
(15) 2019-08-08 11:59:58 Slp:
(15) 2019-08-08 11:59:58 Slp: Please review the summary.txt log for further details
(01) 2019-08-08 11:59:58 Slp: Process returned -2147024894

I was little surprised to see this as the Media what I am using has no issues whatsoever.

so where I went wrong? Hmm I realized that the software when I mounted made use of E drive and in our environment we make use of Mount-points to overcome the shortage of Disk Labels and the Mount-point what I am making use of is E drive as well.

with out realizing this I started performing installation. So Friends to overcome this you can change the label from disk management so that the mounted SQL Server software will use free label.

And would like to share one more issue even here I missed the prerequisites this is for SQL 2014 cluster installation on windows Server 2012 R2.

Please don't run away with the installation like me as it is mandatory for SQL 2014 to have .NET 3.5 version which will not be shipped automatically on Windows Server 2012 R2 as it comes automatically with .NET 4.0 Version. In my case it was installed on one node and on other it was missing and while I was carrying add node I got the below error

I know this is not great technical post however thought of sharing as it can be beneficial to others who commits mistakes like me.


Thanks alot for sharing your experience with us.