I am trying to install SQL Server 2012. During the install I get an error saying
Error installing SQL Server Database Engine Services Instance Features A network-related or instance-specific error occurred while establishing a connection to SQL Server. The server was not found or was not accessible. Verify that the instance name is correct and that SQL Server is configured to allow remote connections. (provider: TCP Provider, error: 0 - No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it.) Error code: 0x84BB0001
I have run the setup and given my user login and password as the account and password credentials for the all SQL server services (I'm happy with this, just need the program up and running to extract some data from a .mdf file)
I have set the database engine configuration to Mixed Mode and specified my password for the system administrator account.
The database engine does not install and the program tells me to uninstall these components and re-install them. I have done that several times now (using different credentials etc) not sure what to do next.
I have previously had SQL 2008 running on this machine so dont think there would be anything preventing me from getting SQL 2012 to work?
I also managed to install the express version which installs fine. But the .mdf file I need to use is larger than 10gb.