Error: Your database is over the size limit. Please shrink your database and re-run the installation - when installing 7.86 of Financial/Education Edge

When when running the Setup.exe file from the install package for 7.86 of Financial/Education Edge, you may receive the error:
Error: Your database is over the size limit. Please shrink your database and re-run the installation

This error can be caused by a bad registry entry that points the Blackbaud SQL Server Verification 2 to select an Express instance instead of the actual SQL Server instance. The installer acts as if the database is over the size limit of an Express instance of SQL Server. This can happen even when using a full version of SQL Server with no size limit. Databases under the limit will not have the size read correctly even if the database is shrunk using the Shrink Database maintenance option.
Please follow the steps listed below to resolve this issue.
  1. Detach all Financial Edge or Education Edge databases currently attached to the Blackbaud Management Console under the Financial Edge or Education Edge heading.
  2. Open the install folder of the Financial Edge Installer Package and double-click on setup.exe to reinstall the Financial Edge
  3. Attach your databases back to the Blackbaud Management Console after the 7.86 install is finished.

Environment

 7.86.93

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