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Attributes do not match


Attributes do not match. Present attributes (Directory, Compressed) , included attributes (0), excluded attributes (Compressed, Encrypted)

When you will see this issue

You may hit this error when you are tying to upgrade SQL Server and drive where SQL Server binaries and/or shared features are installed is compressed with NTFS windows file system compression and/or encryption is enabled.


Go to “C:\Program Files” and check the properties of “Microsoft SQL Server” folder. Here in the properties window you will fins advanced option under the General tab. Now go to advanced option and look for “Compress contents to save disk space” and “encrypt contents to secure data”. You will find these options as checked. Please uncheck these options and apply the changes. Now run the install again and it will run successfully.


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