Issue Installing SSMS V17.0 (Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio)

  • Last Post 13 June 2017
erportico posted this 13 June 2017

When I try to install SQL Server Management Studio, Version 17.0, I receive the following error message:

"The Generally Available (GA) version of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) v17.0 cannot be installed because a pre-release version of SSMS is installed on your computer. Uninstall the pre-release version of SSMS from 'Add/Remove Programs' in the Control Panel and run SSMS setup again."

I uninstalled the pre-release version, but still have the issue. When I look at the log file, the condition that is causing the problem is

[1118:18D4][2017-05-09T16:05:55]i052: Condition 'NOT RCBitsInstalled OR (RCBitsInstalled > "2016.140.17030.0" OR RCBitsInstalled < "2016.140.0.0")' evaluates to false.

But looking into the log file further, that value seems fine.

[1118:18D4][2017-05-09T16:05:55]i000: Setting version variable 'RCBitsInstalled' to value '2016.140.16000.64'

Anyone know a way around this? Thanks!


admin posted this 13 June 2017

Delete the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\140\Tools\ and then try the installer again. You may need to reboot to release all file handles.