Access to License file is denied

Today I began installing SQL Server 2012 RTM evaluation edition on one of my Virtual Machines where SQL Server 2012 RC0 was previously installed.

I started by removing SQL Server 2012 RC0, restarted the machine and started installing SQL Server 2012 RTM.

When the installation started I got this error :

This actually points at the license file that need to be read by the installation program.

So I found the file where the access was denied (C:Program FilesMicrosoft SQL Server110License TermsSQLServer2012_License_EVAL_1033.rtf’)  and remove the Read-only attribute on it.

And the installation continued without an error !!


Happy installing !


One comment

  1. · · Reply

    Thanks! This worked for me as well.

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