Amine Mostefai's Blog

Architecture is my passion :)


Hi and welcome to my blog. I share in this space a lot of posts related to software architecture, and software development. Content is mainly related to .NET CORE development, Angular, Sharepoint, Azure and Office 365. I hope that my articles are helpful and that you enjoy using them 😉

Database Engine of SQL Server 2014 SP1 not installing on Windows 2012 Server R2


L'm getting the following issue on several servers when trying to install : "Wait on the Database Engine recovery handle failed".

Thanks to some googling and this useful post, the solution was to uninstall completely SQL Server and reinstall it with the account "NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM".

After this, th features installs successfully and the service is started normally.