I have an issue while trying to install SQL Server 2014 (Reporting Service only).

During the Installation process i get the following error and the installation ends with Failed to install the followings:

Reporting Service - Native


TITLE: Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Setup

The following error has occurred:

Error writing to file: Microsoft.SqlServer.Rmo.dll. Verify that you have access to that directory.

Click 'Retry' to retry the failed action, or click 'Cancel' to cancel this action and continue setup.

I have Administrative privilege on the server with full control of all folders\paths.

Please if you have an answer for this ,share it with me !

Thanks Osama Waly

  • Did you launch the installation as administrator - run as admin ?
    – Kin Shah
    Aug 16, 2016 at 21:25
  • Run process explorer and see if there are any open handles on that filename. Aug 17, 2016 at 0:55
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    Look in this directory: C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\120\Setup Bootstrap\Log There should be a subdirectory for every installation attempt. In that subdirectory, review the log files for a more detailed error message.
    – AMtwo
    Aug 17, 2016 at 1:44

1 Answer 1


Turns out that there was problem with the downloaded media. Tried another source and it worked fine.


  • Could you mark this answer as the solution? Helps keep the SSRS tag nice and tidy. It's ok to mark your own answer as the solution.
    – John K. N.
    Dec 22, 2016 at 10:54

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