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Topic Status: Some information in this topic is preview and subject to change in future releases. Preview information describes new features or changes to existing features in Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Community Technology Preview 2 (CTP2).

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Failed to restore master database. Shutting down SQL Server. Check the error logs, and rebuild the master database. For more information about how to rebuild the master database, see SQL Server Books Online.

This is a general error message indicating various problems with the master database.

Check the error logs for more information. To create a usable master database, run Setup.exe with the REBUILDDATABASE option. For more information see "How to: Install SQL Server from the Command Prompt" in SQL Server Books Online.

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