Long Path Names to Files on SQL Server Media.
One of my students downloaded SQL Server 2014 Express Edition media and placed it on the desktop of his computer. Then he proceeded to run SQL Server setup from there. On the Global Rules page of SQL Server setup, the following rule failed and he was not able to continue SQL Server installation:
Reduce the length of the path or make the path shorter.
I suggested the student to copy the folder on his Windows desktop where the
SQL Server media was located to the root of the C drive and install from there.
After he copied the media, the media was located at
C:\SQLMedia folder. The student was then able
to install SQL Server successfully.
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