Error while enabling Windows feature : NetFx3, Error Code : –2146498298 , Please try enabling Windows Feature : NetFx3 from Windows management tools and then run setup again.As an aside the above error isn't entirely helpful as NetFx3 isn't part of a standard Windows 2012 install and cannot simply be enabled under features. More on how to get NetFx3 installed here: http://garvis.ca/2013/01/04/installing-netfx3-on-windows-server-2012/
I prefer the AutoAdvance install (UIMODE=AutoAdvance) over a quite install because I can still make changes in the UI during the process and I also see error messages, should they arise.
The first thing I did after canceling the UI install was to grab the ConfigurationFile that was created during install from the default location "C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\110\Setup Bootstrap\Log\...\ConfigurationFile.ini"
I then made the following modifications to the ConfigurationFile:
Verified my SQLSYSADMINACCOUNTSFinally I re-ran the install from the command prompt:
Added IACCEPTSQLSERVERLICENSETERMS = "True"
Verified FEATURES UIMODE=AutoAdvance
Added SAPWD="mypassword" *Required when SECURITYMODE=SQL
"<path to SQL setup folder>\setup.exe" /ConfigurationFile="<path to config file>"
Because there are passwords in the ConfigurationFile be sure to permanently delete it once you're done.
My two resources for setting up the install are here:
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