SQL Server 2016 – Wait on the Database Engine recovery handle failed. Check the SQL server error log for potential causes

Affected Software: SQL Server 2016


Solution: Uninstall the installed  SQL Server 2016 from the control panel and use NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE When you come to Server Configuration Screen, Change the Account Name of Database Engine Service to NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE and continue installation and it will successfully install all components without any error.

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