fatal error during installation (0x80070643) SQL Server MAnagement Studio: A valid destination folder for the install could not be determined

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I am installing the Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio (17.2).

It was installed before, but I re-install it because I forgot the admin password (shouldn't do this actually).

However, the re-installation is not successful. The same error message occurs:

fatal error during installation (0x80070643) SQL Server MAnagement Studio: A valid destination folder for the install could not be determined

I've found one solution here

A valid destination folder for the install could not be determined when installing SQL Server Management Studio 2016

But it didn't work on my machine. I even couldn't find the BootstrapDir.

Any ideas what I might look for to solve this problem?

Thanks.

sql-server
sql-server-2008
smss
asked on Stack Overflow Sep 23, 2017 by Fzn • edited Sep 23, 2017 by TheGameiswar

2 Answers

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I had the same problem and I "resolved" it by installing SSMS 16.5.3, which was successful. I then was able to install SSMS 17.2 without issue. After 17.2 is installed, 16.5.3 can be uninstalled.

answered on Stack Overflow Oct 5, 2017 by Bob Klimes
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Simply make sure the bellow path is already created and exists on the designated machine!

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\130\Setup Bootstrap\"

answered on Stack Overflow Jan 17, 2019 by Mehrdad Alemi

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