KB ID 0000689
Seen when reinstalling SQL 2008 R2 on a domain controller. Note: as a background the SQL Server was installed previously and then the server was promoted to a domain controller. Then when the attempt to reinstall SQL was carried out this happened:
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Setup
The following error has occurred.
SQL Server Browser service group does not exists. Check for earlier failures in the setup
Note: Yes thats a typo, but there is a typo in the error message.
1. You need to create the group(s) manually, logon to a domain controller > Windows Key+R (to run) > type ‘dsa.msc’ > Enter.
2. Create two Windows security groups called;
3. Retry the install.
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