I am trying to install SQL 2014 through command line (via my installer setup to be precise).
Below is the INSTALL Command I use for a silent Installation of my SQL Server.
InstallCommand="/ACTION=Install /Q /IACCEPTSQLSERVERLICENSETERMS /INDICATEPROGRESS /HIDECONSOLE /NPENABLED=1 /TCPENABLED=1 /FEATURES=SQLEngine /INSTANCENAME=$(var.SqlServerInstance) /UpdateEnabled=0 /SQLSYSADMINACCOUNTS=BUILTIN\Administrators /ADDCURRENTUSERASSQLADMIN=1 /SECURITYMODE=SQL /SAPWD=P4nd4123 /SQLCOLLATION=SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS"
As can be seen, I am installing the named instance (PANDA) and FEATURE is
Now everything runs fine unless I have an existing SQL 2012/2014 installation.
Upon researching, I found that Any installation of SQL 2012/2014 also installs SQL 2012 Native Client Tools. And when that exists, the setup fails.
I can not ask users to uninstall it first. Instead, if there is a way where we can ask our install to skip installing SQL 2012 Native Client Tools so that the setup may continue.
I checked and it looks like there is a Feature command
"SNAC_SDK"which installs the required tools. However I have not specified that in command.
Any reason why it could be failing and if I am doing something wrong.
Please let me know.