Updating permission setting for folder ‘ ‘ failed when I install a high available SQL Instance on cluster shared volume

Hey everybody,

the following blog is more to remind my self on a mistake I do very often. ūüėČ

When I install a SQL Failover Cluster and a High Available Instance on a cluster shared volume, I get the error “Updating permission setting for folder ‘ ‘ failed”.


There are different posts to solve the issue more or less complex.

SQL Installation Error updating permisson setting for folder

SQL Server 2008 installation will fail if the setup account does not have certain user rights

Permission error installing Failover Cluster instance

In my case the solution was pretty easy. I mostly forget to create a sub directory for SQL Databases and Files on the cluster shared volume. So as example:


C.\ClusterStorage\SQL-Backup\ <- will give you the error


C:\ClusterStorage\SQL-Backup\Files\ <- will work fine

So easy solution for the error, create a subfolder and install use that path during installation.

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