SQL SERVER Analysis Services – Unable to Start Service. Error: The Filename, Directory Name, or Volume Label Syntax is Incorrect

Sometimes I get a chance to work on something which I have not worked earlier but I give my 100% before I give up. This gives me chance to learn something new and every time I get a new topic to write a blog. In this blog, we would learn about fixing “The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect” error while starting SQL Server Analysis Services. Here is the exact message from system event log while trying to start the services using configuration manager.

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How to Find Service Account for SQL Server and SQL Server Agent? – Interview Question of the Week #179

Question: How to Find Service Account for SQL Server and SQL Server Agent?

Answer: As they say – There are more ways than one to skin a cat. In this blog, we will find multiple methods to find out service account used for SQL Server service and SQL Agent Service

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SQL SERVER – Unable to Add Node – Could not find subkey System \ CurrentControlSet \ Services \ MSSQLFDLauncher. Error code 0x851B0001

After a bit of testing on my lab server, I was able to reproduce the issue! We will not see a feature listed on the Features Page if the respective MSI file is missing from the Setup Media. Full-Text Search using the MSI called sql_fulltext.msi and is present in the setup path MediaRoot\x64\Setup. I was not able to see the sql_fulltext.msi file in the client’s setup media. I was suspecting other files to be missing too so we extracted a fresh copy of the setup media (from new downloaded ISO) and then ran the “New Failover Cluster” setup. This time, we were able to see Full-Text Search option. Let us learn how to fix the error related to unable to add node.

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