SSDT Installation

Recent changes in Visual studio installer is breaking SSDT installation with this error;

We need to do an offline installation as outlined here;

Download SSDT from here;

Download vs_sql.exe file from here;

Open DOS prompt as administrator and navigate to downloaded files
vs_sql.exe –layout C:\Business\Trash\SSDT\OfflineFiles –lang en-us

If there is error in download, type the command below to fix the error: (only do this if you also had download errors) ;

vs_SQL.exe –layout C:\SSDT2017 –fix

Navigate to the directory where you downloaded the layout files (in my case, C:\Business\Trash\SSDT\OfflineFiles)
vs_setup.exe –NoWeb

There’s not much to change here, just click on the Install button (or maybe change the installation path):

Once installation is done, we will be able to see a minimal version of VS2017.
Now we can install SQL Server Data Tools 2017 (SSDT) ​​through the normal installer (SSDT-Setup-ENU.exe), remembering to check the SSIS, SSRS and SSAS options:

Once the installatin is successful, make sure the SQL Server project templates (Database Project / SQLCLR), Analysis Services (SSAS), Integration Services (SSIS) and Reporting Services (SSRS) are working normally.

You are done.


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Author: Shahzad Khan

Software developer / Architect