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SQL2008 Installation error Service SQLBrowser start request failed

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  • This relates to the Enterprise SQL 2008 Failover Cluster installation. After the initial setup reaches a near completion point the Setup receives the following Error has occurred: Service 'SQLBrowser start request failed. Click Retry to retry the failed action, or click Cancel to cancel this action and continue setup.
    Wednesday, May 20, 2009 12:21 PM

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  • You should be able to cancel the startup and continue the instakktion and care about the startup later after the setup.

    The event log will give you more information of the error.

    -Jens
    Jens K. Suessmeyer http://blogs.msdn.com/Jenss
    Wednesday, May 20, 2009 1:46 PM
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  • Jens, the startup isn't the problem inas much as the Setup being able to complete. When I cancel out of the setup because of the Browser error it does not allow me to continue with the installation.
    Wednesday, May 20, 2009 1:50 PM
  • So, what does the event log tell you ?

    -Jens
    Jens K. Suessmeyer http://blogs.msdn.com/Jenss
    Wednesday, May 20, 2009 1:51 PM
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  • When Retry is pressed at the Setup screen doing SqlbrowserConfigAction_install_Startup_Cpu32. I pressed Retry and received the following: The SQL configuration for SQL is inaccessible or invalid. That's in the Application event viewer. The System side states the SQL Server Browser service entered the stopped state.
    Wednesday, May 20, 2009 2:29 PM
  • ANy Answers out there?????
    Wednesday, May 20, 2009 7:21 PM
  • I get same error on SQL Server 2008 Standard.

    When cancel SQL Browser startup, the whole installation cancels out.
    When I click retry, I get the same error again and again. SQL Browser startup failed.

    When I click help button, it tells me that previous installations of SQL Server native client were not done using MSI, and asks me to uninstall it. I did, and rebooted PC, tried installing SQL Server again and got the same error.

    Any answers?
    Friday, May 22, 2009 5:09 PM
  • Can you please get the log files from C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Setup Bootstrap\Log\<timestampedname>\Detail.txt. This file is huge, so please open the file in note pad and look for the browser failure. You should be able to locate it close to the end of the log file. Post the log content where you see the failure, you might want to include hundred lines before the failre and after the failure.
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    Friday, May 22, 2009 7:10 PM
  • SivaRaja, Here it is.. How do I attach the file???
    Microsoft.SqlServer.Configuration.SqlBrowser.SqlBrowserPrivateConfigBase.ExecWithRetry(ConfigActionTiming timing, Dictionary`2 actionData, PublicConfigurationBase spcbPublicConfig).
    2009-05-20 10:35:06 SQLBrowser: The last attempted operation: Starting the SQL Server Browser service 'SQLBrowser', and waiting for up to '900' seconds for the process to complete. .
    2009-05-20 10:35:06 Slp: Prompting user if they want to retry this action due to the following failure:
    2009-05-20 10:35:06 Slp: ----------------------------------------
    2009-05-20 10:35:06 Slp: The following is an exception stack listing the exceptions in outermost to innermost order
    2009-05-20 10:35:06 Slp: Inner exceptions are being indented
    2009-05-20 10:35:06 Slp:
    2009-05-20 10:35:06 Slp: Exception type: Microsoft.SqlServer.Configuration.Sco.ScoException
    2009-05-20 10:35:06 Slp:     Message:
    2009-05-20 10:35:06 Slp:         Service 'SQLBrowser' start request failed.
    2009-05-20 10:35:06 Slp:     Data:
    2009-05-20 10:35:06 Slp:       Feature = SQL_Browser_Redist_SqlBrowser_Cpu32
    2009-05-20 10:35:06 Slp:       Timing = Startup
    2009-05-20 10:35:06 Slp:       DisableRetry = true
    2009-05-20 10:35:06 Slp:     Stack:
    2009-05-20 10:35:06 Slp:         at Microsoft.SqlServer.Configuration.Sco.Service.StartServiceWait(String startParameters, Int32 dwTimeOut)
    2009-05-20 10:35:06 Slp:         at Microsoft.SqlServer.Configuration.Sco.Service.StartServiceWait(Int32 dwTimeOut)
    2009-05-20 10:35:06 Slp:         at Microsoft.SqlServer.Configuration.SqlBrowser.SqlBrowserPrivateConfig.ConfigureRunningState(SqlBrowserPublicConfig publicConfigSqlBrowser)
    2009-05-20 10:35:06 Slp:         at Microsoft.SqlServer.Configuration.SqlBrowser.SqlBrowserPrivateConfig.ExecStartup(SqlBrowserPublicConfig publicConfigSqlBrowser)
    2009-05-20 10:35:06 Slp:         at Microsoft.SqlServer.Configuration.SqlBrowser.SqlBrowserPrivateConfig.SelectAndExecTiming(ConfigActionTiming timing, Dictionary`2 actionData, PublicConfigurationBase spcbPublicConfig)
    2009-05-20 10:35:06 Slp:         at Microsoft.SqlServer.Configuration.SqlBrowser.SqlBrowserPrivateConfigBase.ExecWithRetry(ConfigActionTiming timing, Dictionary`2 actionData, PublicConfigurationBase spcbPublicConfig)
    2009-05-20 10:35:06 Slp: ----------------------------------------
    2009-05-20 10:35:08 Slp: User has chosen to retry this action
    2009-05-20 10:35:08 SQLBrowser: StartMethod Type='SqlBrowserPrivateConfig' Method='SelectAndExecTiming'.
    2009-05-20 10:35:08 SQLBrowser: Timing = 'Startup'.
    2009-05-20 10:35:08 SQLBrowser: StartMethod Type='SqlBrowserPrivateConfig' Method='ExecStartup'.
    2009-05-20 10:35:08 SQLBrowser: Feature = 'SQL_Browser_Redist_SqlBrowser_Cpu32'.
    2009-05-20 10:35:08 SQLBrowser: StartMethod Type='SqlBrowserPrivateConfig' Method='ConfigureRunningState'.
    2009-05-20 10:35:08 SQLBrowser: Feature = 'SQL_Browser_Redist_SqlBrowser_Cpu32'.
    2009-05-20 10:35:08 SQLBrowser: Stopping SQL Server Browser service (StartupBounceComplete is false).
    2009-05-20 10:35:08 Slp: Sco: Attempting to stop service with wait SQLBrowser, timeout 900, stop dependents True
    2009-05-20 10:35:08 Slp: Sco: Attempting to stop service SQLBrowser, stop dependents False
    2009-05-20 10:35:08 Slp: Sco: Attempting to open SC Manager
    2009-05-20 10:35:08 Slp: Sco: Attempting to open service handle for service SQLBrowser
    2009-05-20 10:35:08 Slp: Invoking ControlService Win32 API
    2009-05-20 10:35:08 Slp: Sco: Attempting to close service handle for service SQLBrowser
    2009-05-20 10:35:08 Slp: Sco: Attempting to close SC Manager
    2009-05-20 10:35:08 Slp: Sco: Service SQLBrowser aleady at stop state
    2009-05-20 10:35:08 Slp: Sco: Service SQLBrowser stop request issued... Sleeping 1 second before next status check
    2009-05-20 10:35:09 Slp: Sco: Attempting to get service status for service SQLBrowser
    2009-05-20 10:35:09 Slp: Sco: Attempting to open SC Manager
    2009-05-20 10:35:09 Slp: Sco: Attempting to open service handle for service SQLBrowser
    2009-05-20 10:35:09 Slp: Invoking QueryServiceStatus Win32 API
    2009-05-20 10:35:09 Slp: Sco: Attempting to close service handle for service SQLBrowser
    2009-05-20 10:35:09 Slp: Sco: Attempting to close SC Manager
    2009-05-20 10:35:09 Slp: Sco: Returning service status Stopped
    2009-05-20 10:35:09 Slp: Sco: Service SQLBrowser stopped in less than 1 seconds
    2009-05-20 10:35:09 SQLBrowser: Starting SQL Server Browser service.
    2009-05-20 10:35:09 Slp: Sco: Attempting to start service with wait SQLBrowser, timeout 900
    2009-05-20 10:35:09 Slp: Sco: Attempting to start service with wait SQLBrowser, start parameters , timeout 900
    2009-05-20 10:35:09 Slp: Sco: Attempting to start service SQLBrowser, start parameters
    2009-05-20 10:35:09 Slp: Sco: Attempting to start service SQLBrowser
    2009-05-20 10:35:09 Slp: Sco: Attempting to open SC Manager
    2009-05-20 10:35:09 Slp: Sco: Attempting to open service handle for service SQLBrowser
    2009-05-20 10:35:09 Slp: Sco: Service SQLBrowser started
    2009-05-20 10:35:09 Slp: Sco: Attempting to close service handle for service SQLBrowser
    2009-05-20 10:35:09 Slp: Sco: Attempting to close SC Manager
    2009-05-20 10:35:09 Slp: Sco: Service SQLBrowser start request issued... Sleeping 1 second before next check
    2009-05-20 10:35:10 Slp: Sco: Attempting to get service status for service SQLBrowser
    2009-05-20 10:35:10 Slp: Sco: Attempting to open SC Manager
    2009-05-20 10:35:10 Slp: Sco: Attempting to open service handle for service SQLBrowser
    2009-05-20 10:35:10 Slp: Invoking QueryServiceStatus Win32 API
    2009-05-20 10:35:10 Slp: Sco: Attempting to close service handle for service SQLBrowser
    2009-05-20 10:35:10 Slp: Sco: Attempting to close SC Manager
    2009-05-20 10:35:10 Slp: Sco: Returning service status Stopped
    2009-05-20 10:35:10 Slp: Sco: Service status is Stopped. StartPending status expected
    2009-05-20 10:35:10 SQLBrowser: SQL Server Browser Install for feature 'SQL_Browser_Redist_SqlBrowser_Cpu32' generated exception, and will invoke retry option.  The exception: Microsoft.SqlServer.Configuration.Sco.ScoException: Service 'SQLBrowser' start request failed.
       at Microsoft.SqlServer.Configuration.Sco.Service.StartServiceWait(String startParameters, Int32 dwTimeOut)
       at Microsoft.SqlServer.Configuration.Sco.Service.StartServiceWait(Int32 dwTimeOut)
       at Microsoft.SqlServer.Configuration.SqlBrowser.SqlBrowserPrivateConfig.ConfigureRunningState(SqlBrowserPublicConfig publicConfigSqlBrowser)
       at Microsoft.SqlServer.Configuration.SqlBrowser.SqlBrowserPrivateConfig.ExecStartup(SqlBrowserPublicConfig publicConfigSqlBrowser)
       at Microsoft.SqlServer.Configuration.SqlBrowser.SqlBrowserPrivateConfig.SelectAndExecTiming(ConfigActionTiming timing, Dictionary`2 actionData, PublicConfigurationBase spcbPublicConfig)
       at Microsoft.SqlServer.Configuration.SqlBrowser.SqlBrowserPrivateConfigBase.ExecWithRetry(ConfigActionTiming timing, Dictionary`2 actionData, PublicConfigurationBase spcbPublicConfig).
    2009-05-20 10:35:10 SQLBrowser: The last attempted operation: Starting the SQL Server Browser service 'SQLBrowser', and waiting for up to '900' seconds for the process to complete. .
    2009-05-20 10:35:10 Slp: Prompting user if they want to retry this action due to the following failure:
    2009-05-20 10:35:10 Slp: ----------------------------------------
    2009-05-20 10:35:10 Slp: The following is an exception stack listing the exceptions in outermost to innermost order
    2009-05-20 10:35:10 Slp: Inner exceptions are being indented
    2009-05-20 10:35:10 Slp:
    2009-05-20 10:35:10 Slp: Exception type: Microsoft.SqlServer.Configuration.Sco.ScoException
    2009-05-20 10:35:10 Slp:     Message:
    2009-05-20 10:35:10 Slp:         Service 'SQLBrowser' start request failed.
    2009-05-20 10:35:10 Slp:     Data:
    2009-05-20 10:35:10 Slp:       Feature = SQL_Browser_Redist_SqlBrowser_Cpu32
    2009-05-20 10:35:10 Slp:       Timing = Startup
    2009-05-20 10:35:10 Slp:       DisableRetry = true
    2009-05-20 10:35:10 Slp:     Stack:
    2009-05-20 10:35:10 Slp:         at Microsoft.SqlServer.Configuration.Sco.Service.StartServiceWait(String startParameters, Int32 dwTimeOut)
    2009-05-20 10:35:10 Slp:         at Microsoft.SqlServer.Configuration.Sco.Service.StartServiceWait(Int32 dwTimeOut)
    2009-05-20 10:35:10 Slp:         at Microsoft.SqlServer.Configuration.SqlBrowser.SqlBrowserPrivateConfig.ConfigureRunningState(SqlBrowserPublicConfig publicConfigSqlBrowser)
    2009-05-20 10:35:10 Slp:         at Microsoft.SqlServer.Configuration.SqlBrowser.SqlBrowserPrivateConfig.ExecStartup(SqlBrowserPublicConfig publicConfigSqlBrowser)
    2009-05-20 10:35:10 Slp:         at Microsoft.SqlServer.Configuration.SqlBrowser.SqlBrowserPrivateConfig.SelectAndExecTiming(ConfigActionTiming timing, Dictionary`2 actionData, PublicConfigurationBase spcbPublicConfig)
    2009-05-20 10:35:10 Slp:         at Microsoft.SqlServer.Configuration.SqlBrowser.SqlBrowserPrivateConfigBase.ExecWithRetry(ConfigActionTiming timing, Dictionary`2 actionData, PublicConfigurationBase spcbPublicConfig)
    2009-05-20 10:35:10 Slp: ----------------------------------------

    Tuesday, May 26, 2009 2:17 PM
  • I met the same problem, do u solve the problem? if solved pls let me know.

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    Friday, May 29, 2009 8:42 AM
  • Monday, June 15, 2009 3:05 PM
  • Thanks for ur reply, I will tried it following ur method
    Monday, June 22, 2009 3:22 AM
  • I tried the previous method without success , any solution ?
    Sunday, September 05, 2010 9:37 AM