I am facing an error while trying to install SQL Server 2012 EXPRESS ADVANCED EDITION(32bit) on Windows Server 2008 Enterprise(64bit).

After passing Rule Check, at install updates section, error occurs about update could not be downloaded. On clicking next, following error in dialog box occurs.

SQL Server Setup has encountered the following error:

Setup encountered a failure while running job UpdateResult.

Error code 0x876E0003.

How can I solve this?

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    You should install the 64 bit version. – Max Vernon Jan 7 '16 at 4:11
  • @MaxVernon Is the error occured because of 32bit? – Hemal Jan 7 '16 at 4:22
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    @Hemal. Installing 32 bit SQL Server on 64 bit windows is supported so no issue with that. Have you read Hardware and software requirements before installing. It seems that you are trying to install SP/update with original installable. Please dont do that. Use this link to make UpdateEnabled=False and then again run the installation – Shanky Jan 7 '16 at 5:06
  • @Shanky I tried installing with the link you provided and used Setup.exe /UpdateEnabled=FALSE. Still no luck. – Hemal Jan 7 '16 at 5:17
  • You are very quick. How about .net frameworks ? Did you read the requirements and made sure you meet all of them – Shanky Jan 7 '16 at 5:24

Please include the option "UpdateEnabled=False" in the defaultsetup.ini file which can be found in Media**X64\defaultsetup.ini**. This works like a charm. Please let us know how this goes.

  • OP stated in comments that UpdateEnabled=FALSE didn't work. Can you clarify why you think your answer is different or better? – Sir Swears-a-lot Sep 4 at 23:26

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