MS SQL Express 2012 Installation Error – No room is available to display rows


  • Mac 10.10
  • Parallels Desktop 9
  • Windows 7

Issue & Solutions

When I try to install MS SQL Express 2012, the installer shows an error like “No room is available to display rows”.

The reason was screen resolution in Mac retina display.

Open Parallels Desktop -> Virtual Machine -> Configure -> Hardware -> Video -> Change resolution to ‘Scaled’

Then try to install again.