Troubleshooter note: SQL Installation fails with exitcode 0x84BB0001 on a ReFS formatted partition.

So I tried to install SQL the other day for a new ConfigMgr environment, but I kept getting an error during the first seconds of the installation with 0x84BB0001 as the exit code. With some quick investigation into the log files I found this


C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\110\Setup Bootstrap\Log\Summary.txt:

Shows that the installation has difficulties installing on a ReFS formatted partition

Disk Manager Shows that D:\ is formatted with ReFS (I blame my PowerShell Script :)):

Now the quick and easy way of fixing this is to reformat the partition to NTFS. And this is what I did in this case. But Microsoft has introduced support for ReFS for various versions of SQL in Cumulative Updates but not for SQL 2012. “There are some features of NTFS that aren’t supported by ReFS, specifically named streams, object IDs, short names, compression, file-level encryption (EFS), user data transactions, sparse, hard-links, extended attributes, and quotas. SQL Server databases uses named streams and sparse files in several functions, for example DBCC CHECKDB. This means you should not use ReFS with SQL Server. Stick with NTFS. Ref;

FIX: “Requested value ReFS was not found” error when you install SQL Server 2014 on a local drive that is ReFS formatted:

Changing it back to NTFS fixed to issue for me. ūüôā Happy troubleshooting!

About the Author:

Marius A. Skovli
Microsoft Enterprise Client Management Evangelist with: 10+ years experience within Microsoft System Management Solutions Extensive experience across Private and Public Sector Passion for Community Driven work, volunteering within Microsoft technology Great belief that sharing experience within fellow peers is key to creating a sustainable society Strong commitment to System Center User Group Norway as co-founder and current leader I am a technology enthusiast working as a consultant for the consultant company CTGlobal. I have always been passionate about IT and have the last 10 + years worked with Management and Automation within Microsoft technology. Back in 2005/6 I started working with System Management Server (SMS) 2003 and have been working with Enterprise Client Management ever since, where i today focus on helping customers design and implement solutions based on System Center Configuration Manager and/or Enterprise Mobility Suite from Microsoft. Other parts of my work consists of speaking and presenting at different events and seminars, doing research and blog about solutions I find and products I work with. I truly believe in a strong community where knowledge and know-how is essential. Creating creative arenas where it is possible for peers to spread the word about new technologies and solutions is key and as an act on this I co-founded System Center User Group Norway ( SCUG is an initiative where we discuss, preach and present new technologies and solutions in the System Center Space from Microsoft. This is a free arena for everybody to join that is interested in/or enthusiastic about Microsoft Cloud Platform (Enterprise Client Management or Cloud and Datacenter). Specialties: System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM2007-SCCM2012), Enterprise Mobility and Intune, Windows and Windows server deployment.

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