If you are installing SQL 2012, on Server 2012 running on a VMware VM.  This is something to watch out for.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2799534

 

Assume that you try to install Microsoft SQL Server 2012 in a VMware environment that is running Windows Server 2012. You change the shared features and the instance root directory to be located on a drive other than the default drive C. In this situation, the installation fails, and you receive an error message that resembles the following:

Attempted to perform an unauthorized operation
To work around this issue, use one of the following methods:

 

 

 

 

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