I was able to get around this issue as well. Here is what I did, 1. installed SQL Express manually a. Installed using a named instance; not default b. named it ESET 2. Set it to mixed authentication (where you can login with windows authentication or as sa a. manually set the sa password. 3. Proceeded with the install as normal 4. opened SQL configuration utility and enabled port 1433 5. Ran the ESET all in one installer a. unchecked SQL Express option b. unchecked proxy option
I too am having the same problem. I went to install SQL 2008 R2 express manually (because it kept failing when i tried to install it automatically). I set it up using the default instance. The i manually created a database era_db. Now when i go to install the server i get the error saying this database has not been used for this purpose or its corrupted. HOW DO I INSTALL THIS PRODUCT. This is a nightmare i cannot believe it is this cumbersome to install an antivirus solution. I have verified that the required port is open (it can connect as it knows this database has not been used for this purpose. Please post a workaround as i see many users of this product are having the exact same issue.