I received the following generic popup message when installing a new instance on SQL 2005 SP3 cluster running on Windows Server 2003 R2:
I found that after I canceled the failed installation, more information was written to the setup log. That’s when I found these messages:
Error: Action “RunRemoteSetupAction” failed during execution. Error information reported during run:
Attempting to determine log files for remote install.
Connection to remote computer’s scheduler service.
Error: SetTargetComputer on \\NODE2 failed with
Unable to start service (1058)
WinException while starting remote setup.
Error Code: 0x80070422 (1058)
Windows Error Text: The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.
I saw that the Task Scheduler was disabled on NODE2 (per our build standard). I started the service, and the SQL instance installation completed successfully.