7 Replies Latest reply on Sep 11, 2014 2:56 PM by yans112

    SQL Server Agent Service cannot be started ePO 5.1.1 (SQL 2008 Express)


      Good day Community,


      I have a client that has about 250 users and they don't have SQL licenses. They want McAfee ePO deployed in their environment, so we thought we can run SQL Express that comes with ePO package.


      During the installation we discovered that the SQL Server Agent Service cannot be started and found the below articles during my troubleshooting steps.



      http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/sqlserver/en-US/dc70d42a-7e50-4908-a705- 29e8e76186bd/use-sql-server-express-2008-but-sql-server-agent-can-not-be-started ?forum=sqlgetstarted


      1.  My question is has anyone come across the same issue and is McAfee aware of the problem (because they wouldn't include SQL Express in the ePO package knowing that SQL Agent Service is not supported).

      2.  Is there another work around since the customer does not have SQL licenses.


      Customer is running Windows Server 2012 R2 with 8GB Ram, Intel Xeon 2.93GHz Processor.





      Evans Dube (South Africa)