Workaround for SQL Server 2012 setup deployment requiring access to Visual Studio media

Workaround for SQL Server 2012 setup deployment requiring access to Visual Studio media

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In some situation during SQL server setup access to VS media is required, if the media is not there then SQL setup may be blocked, here is workaround for this situation

1-      Go to control panel programs and features select VS ultimate and then click Uninstall/Change.

2-Select Add or Remove Features then click download since media source is missing.

3-Select all VS ultimate features

 

4-Start download and install all features

5-Install Visual Studio 2010 SP1

6-Install SQL server 2012 and happily have the installation succeed 


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  • Installing SqlServer 2008 Express is not needed.

  • Except for the critical updates ( usually for security ), i download every Microsoft product in a special folder. Afterwards , i open this folder and i execute the setup.exe or the .msi file. So i have always the "media install ( especially for SQL Server Express and its service pack and my Visual Studio Express 2010 )

    I have not this problem for my old VS Standard 2008 and SQL Server Developer 2008 as i bought the product and i kept with care the corresponding  DVDs

    But your "tip" is useful and well-documented thanks your screenshot.

    I hope you will go on on the same way ( i know you will need much work and time )

    So thanks...

  • Thanks a lot Papy.. really appreciate you took time to read and comment.

  • These tips helped me to finally install SQL Server 2012  successfully after wasting about a week in vain with failed attempts.

  • Thanks a lot  Naomi for taking the time to comment on the blog post.

  • i have problem  regarding installation of the sql server5 .. i  has been already installed in laptop. then it give error on login time ..it s showing me server is not detected ..and all

    the stuff

  • Hmm. sorry but what is SQL Server 5 ?

    the following are the released versions of SQL Server

    SQL Server 2000

    SQL Server 2005

    SQL Server 2008

    SQL Server 2008 R2

    SQL Server 2012

  • i have a problem installing the SSMS, i have VS2010 and VS2012 installed + VS2010 SP1

    but it insists on installing the VS2010 shell, it gets most of the way through the install then reports it cannot access the framework file Windows\Microsoft.NET\assembly\GAC_32\Microsoft.VisualStudio.Settings\v4.0_10.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a,  this does exist, but it only has the options retry and cancel, i have reapplied SP1 and tried to install the shell on its own, but same result

  • Helpful Indeed.

    Thanks Ahmed for sharing this. :)

  • Thanks, Sarabpreet for taking the time to read and comment on this blog post.

  • I have done all of the posted steps, but still having problem trying to install the vs_setup.msi.  Any tips?

  • Hi what if you use VS2012 and not VS2010?

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