What probably happened is that you specified under 32 ports on the install which will automatically install MSDE instead of full SQL. The version of SQL installed depends on the amount of ports you plan to have on the server. To get around this, I just do the SQL install at the time it asks to do it on CUICA and do it independently instead of through CUICA. Once you do that and restart CUICA, it will assume the SQL is done and skip to the next step. Hope that helps you.
Are you getting this error “Installer User Interface Mode Not Supported. The installer cannot run in this UI mode. To specify the interface mode, use the -i command-line option, followed by the UI mode identifier. The value UI mode identifiers...
The below trick might come handy when you have to add a new node to a cluster but you don't have or is unsure of the security password for the publisher. This procedure has been around for ages.
1) Login into the CLI of the Publisher.