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Database validation error when installing Patch Manager

Updated July 23, 2018


When you install Patch Manager, the following database error displays in the Patch Manager Configuration Wizard:

Database Validation Failed! Database presented on the selected instance is used 
for another installation of Patch Manager. Please select different​ ​​​​​​SQL instance.


  • Multiple instances of MS SQL Server
  • All Patch Manager versions


This error is caused by one of the following:

  • A previous failed Patch Manager installation exists on the server.
  • The selected SQL instance has an EminentWare database from a previous installation.


Perform one of the following procedures:

  • For new installations, remove the EminentWare database and run the installer again.
  • Select a different SQL instance that does not have an installed EminentWare database. You can accomplish this task in multiple Patch Manager installation environments using Primary Application Servers (PAS) and Automation Servers. 


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