In some instances the database will not install, due to Microsoft permission issues on Windows Server 2012 R2.
Apply all the latest Windows updates before continuing with the steps below, as the latest updates should resolve the issue.
Install error 0x851a001a
Unable to connect to the Symantec Ghost Solution Suite DB Management Service.
Please make sure this service has been started and running correctly.
Windows 2012 R2
SQL express 2014
Ghost Solution Suite 3.x
Permission issues with the default SQL Server Databse Engine install account, NT Service\MSSQL$SQLEXPRESS.
In some cases these additional steps may be needed: