Installing Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager (SEPM) using a SQL Server 2005 database fails. The error dialog is labeled "Error - Preparing Database." The dialog contains the message "Cannot connect to the database. Please make sure the database server port is not used by another application and that your password is correct."
Installing SEPM to a SQL database fails, even after verifying that all of the required data is correct (such as username, password, etc.) You have been able to perform successful Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) tests, as well as log in to SQL Server Management Studio using the correct username and password for the "DBA" account. Additionally, if using an existing database, the tests were similarly successful when using the "User" account that owns the database.