Whether you are SharePoint veteran or new I think it’s always worth to have installation problem and how to troubleshot. Below are my troubleshot collection when I install SharePoint 2016 preview.
- OS : Windows Server 2016 CTP 4
- Active Directory, with Windows 2016 forest mode
- OS: Windows Server 2016 CTP4
- SQL Server 2016 RC1
- SharePoint Server 2016 RC March 07, 2016
Problem #1: Wait on database engine recovery handle failed.
According to Stackoverflow (http://stackoverflow.com/questions/19538089/wait-on-the-database-engine-recovery-handle-failed-check-the-sql-server-error-l) we need to change the service account to NT Authority\NETWORK SERVICE .
But I prefer to use MSA (Managed Service Account) https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd560633(v=ws.10).aspx
Problem #2: ..and error occurred during the pre-login handshake
Register SQL Server Database service SPN , the format is MSSQLSvc/[SERVER:Instance]. Register all possible combination of database service call from client.