Looking for workaround to install SQL Server 2008 R2 when "Debug Programs" policy is disabled


  • We've been experiencing problems installing SQL Server 2008 R2 on several test machines. I'm not sure as to why yet, but it appears most of the test machines we've tested thus far had the Debug Programs policy disabled at the domain level. According to a Microsoft Support article, SQL Server 2008 R2 requires the user installing the software to be a member of this policy.  

    What if any is the work around for this?

    I'm concerned that Application Integration (AI) on some of these highly controlled networks is going to be extremely difficult to get a domain admin to enable the policy and add our SQL instance as a member of the group.

    Thank you for your assistance.


    Monday, July 01, 2013 6:23 PM