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 8, simply right‑click one of the existing column headers and select Command Line from the drop‑down menu to enable it, then proceed to step 4.
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.
Locate Windows Installer in the Name column with a Command Line of C:\Windows\system32\MSIEXEC.EXE /V, select it, and click End Task.