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BACKUPEXEC – ERROR: Failed to install SQL Express BKUPEXEC Instance

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"ERROR: Failed to install SQL Express BKUPEXEC Instance"

When doing a fresh install of BackupExec I've encountered the following error: ERROR: Failed to install SQL Express BKUPEXEC Instance". When doing the system diagnostics from BackupExec it mentioned that the WMI check failed. The KnowledgeBase of BackupExec gave me a possible workaround for the WMI issue. It was running the following commands through the CLI.

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net stop winmgmt
cd /d %windir%\system32\wbem
for %i in (*.dll) do RegSvr32 -s %i
scrcons.exe /RegServer
unsecapp.exe /RegServer
wbemtest.exe /RegServer
winmgmt.exe /RegServer
wmiadap.exe /RegServer
wmiapsrv.exe /RegServer
wmic.exe /RegServer
wmiprvse.exe /RegServer
net start winmgmt

In my case this didn't helped. But what I did notice that it was an error when creating the SQL Instance, what if we can create this instance in advance and instruct BackupExec to install the database there?
This is possible by running the SQL setup and by creating a new SQL-instance. After that the instance is created and running, verify that the service SQL (INSTANCENAME) is running, we'll be able to install the BackupExec database to the created instance by running the 'Advanced'-setup feature.

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