Thanks Farooq for the help - however, the problem refused
to go away. I have cert authority installed on my server
but I did not issue any certs - so there are no certs for
backing up or removal. I stopped certificate service as
well as all other services as much as I could and retry a
few times, it still did not work It happend after the file
copy was done and the thing tried to start the SQL server
The server is for the development purposes and there are
no users at the moment.
Your help will be much appreciated.
>Try saving and removing all certificates on the server.
Then retry the
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