During a fresh install of ITMS 8, it was noticed that the Symantec_CMDB database is installing to wrong drive on SQL server.
The defaults are set in SQL management studio for databases to reside on E:\Data.
Instead the install is going to E:\MSSQL\...\Data\
ITMS 8.0, 8.1
This issue has been reported to the Symantec Development team. Changes has been done and introduced under ITMS 8.5 version (currently targeted for first quarter of 2018). It was added code that will detect during DB creation default DB and log paths for SQL versions starting with 2012.
The following is provided as reference on how Symantec Installation Manager (SIM) interact with SQL Server during a database creation and possible ways to address this concern: