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ION Enterprise 5.0: "ERROR: (-1) Starting SQL Server..."



Goals and Symptoms

The following error messages appear when you install (or upgrade to) ION Enterprise 5.0:


- ERROR: (-1) Starting SQL Server Service MSSQL$ION

- ERROR: (-1) Setting SQLAgent$ION startup type to automatic

- ERROR: (-1) Starting SQL Server Agent Service SQLAgent$ION


Finally, you are prompted with the following message:

The installation or upgrade of SQL Server Data Engine did not complete successfully. ION Enterprise will not function properly until this software has been properly installed. Please contact Power Measurement technical support.

Causes and Fixes


This happens if you try installing the software through Terminal Services.


You need to install ION Enterprise directly on the machine.


Original article#9326

Legacy KB System (APS) Data: RESL179624 V2.0, Originally authored by DaMi on 09/06/2006, Last Edited by DaMi on 02/10/2007
Related ranges: ION Enterprise