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MSSQL Service SQL EXPRESS return 1053 during installation of SAP ECC 6.0 EHP 8

Jul 29, 2017 at 07:44 AM


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Hi to everyone,

We are trying to install the SAP ECC 6.0 EHP 8 in windows server 2012 with SQL 2014. Unfortunately we are getting error during installation

"An error occurred while processing option SAP Business Suite 7i 2016 > EHP8 for SAP ERP 6.0 ABAP > MS SQL Server > Installation > Application Server ABAP > Standard System > Standard System( Last error reported by the step: Error 1053 (The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion. ) in execution of a 'StartService' function, line (1187), with parameter (SqlAgent$SQLEXPRESS).)."

Kindly guide us to resolve the issue

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Bartosz Jarkowski Jul 29, 2017 at 04:25 PM


SQL Express is not supported for SAP installations. There is a number of limitations (for example maximum db size), that will make your Netweaver not able to start. You need to use at least the SQL Standard edition.

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