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I recently downloaded SQL Server 2012 release (SQL2012 RC0) free copy. During the installation I got the following error message (WindowsUpdate_80072EE2) at the time when the wizard was checking the latest updates. After this I can’t go ahead with the installation.

SQL Server 2012 RC0 Setup-product updates

My Windows Update application shows the following messages in Control Panel.

control panel-My Windows Update application- Error 0x80072EE2: Exception from HRESULT: 0x80072EE2


SQL Server Setup could not search for updates through the Windows Update service. You can either check again or click Next to continue.

To troubleshoot issues with your Windows Update service, view the link below, ensure you have Internet or network access, and ensure your Windows Update service can find updates interactively through the Windows Update control panel.

Error 0x80072EE2: Exception from HRESULT: 0x80072EE2

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# Comment Id: 58239


If you get Windows Update error 80072ee2 whilst checking for updates, the windows update servers might be experiencing an extraordinarily large number of requests for updates.

Close windows update, wait few minutes, and then run windows update again. Moreover, wait for windows update to run at its next planned time.

If you keep getting error 80072ee2, add some website addresses to the firewall’s exceptions or allow list. To add the windows update websites to a firewall exceptions list.

Windows Firewall comes with this version of windows and ought to contain these sites in the exceptions list. If you use a different firewall, pass on to the software publisher's help to see how to add these websites to your firewall exceptions list:

If you keep facing this error, read this automatic troubleshooter on the Microsoft Support website, or go to the Microsoft answers website for more help.

# Comment Id: 155424


Here I am to suggest additional options or solutions to solve this problem.

This problem occurred maybe because you have installed it before but in unknown reasons, it was not install properly. In order to solve this problem, you should:

1. Uninstall it with correct manner.

2. Otherwise, you should try to close the service of Sql server.

3. Otherwise, you should restart in Safe mode. Then, delete permanently those files.

You also can use another option:

There might be another cause. That is there is a bug called TYPE keyword in SQL server. You should delete it. Then, everything will return to normal.

Finally your SQL server will operates normally.