Progress stalls during the install of Microsoft SQL 2008
This document explains the process of ending a stalled TOTAL install due to an issue in Microsoft's SQL installer.
Document 6574 | Last updated: 10/17/2016 KMG
In rare instances, the TOTAL installation process stalls while installing the Install_SQL_engine_core_inst_CPU32_Action component. This is due to a fault in the Microsoft SQL Express 2008 R2 installer, and is beyond the control of a la mode. However, we have identified the necessary steps to force the process to complete and allow TOTAL to continue installing. Follow the steps below to correct the issue:
If you're using Windows 7 or Server 2008 R2, click View on the upper left, and then choose Select Columns.
Locate Windows Installer in the Name column with a Command Line of C:\Windows\system32\MSIEXEC.EXE /V, select it, and click End Task.
Locate msiexec.exe *32 in the Image Name column with a Command Line of MSIEXEC.EXE /V, select it, and click End Process.
If you don't see msiexec.exe *32 in the list of processes, check the box or click the button on the lower left of the Task Manager to Show processes from all users.