SSMS 18.0 GA can't be installed
When I'm trying to install SSMS 18.0 GA, I get error: "SSMS can only be upgraded by installing the package of the matching language. Please, use the matching version of the installer, or uninstall the current version of SSMS and run SSMS setup again." And I'm not alone: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/16d0e279-6ff4-4d5f-ad0a-5039235f03b9/ssms-2018-setup-blocked?forum=sqltools
I’m looking into this issue.
In the meanwhile, could you take a look at the SSMS setup logs (%TEMP%\SSMSSetup\SSMS-Setup-ENU_20190430231104.log). I’m interested in the lines in the range 133-216. Could you share those (tip: have a look at the lines and sanitize them, if you think they may contain sensible information?
Also, if you could share the output of:
reg query “HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio” /reg:32 /s
And, finally, to unblock yourself:
1) Make sure you don’t have any previous version (RC, Preview) of SSMS 18.0 installed (check Add/Remove programs; if you do, uninstall it)
2) Make sure “C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 18” does not exist (if it does, the delete it)
3) Delete the mentioned registry key (e.g. by running from an elevated cmd prompt:
reg DELETE “HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio” /reg:32)
4) Retry setup
Please, let me know how it goes.
the registry key deletion helped to install SSMS 18, but now, when launching it i have following error:
The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application event log or use the command-line sxstrace.exe tool for more detail.
where do i see the log?
I installed SSMS 18 on my Win 10 laptop and ran it successfully yesterday but unable to start it anymore today. No error message, nothing is showing. Tried reinstall/repair but didn't help.
Ian Chapling commented
Deleting the registry key, installing and restarting as was prompted after installation has resolve this for me.
Dharmendra Khanna commented
After deleting the mentioned registry key, I was able to install the SSMS successfully. But after installation, SSMS is not starting and logging the following error:
Activation context generation failed for "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 18\Common7\IDE\Ssms.exe". Dependent Assembly Automation,processorArchitecture="X86",type="win32",version="188.8.131.52" could not be found. Please use sxstrace.exe for detailed diagnosis.
Can you uninstall all versions of SSMS, reboot, and proceed with a clean install of SSMS 18 please?
incase the log file helps
log say reboot pending evaluates to true, I was not prompted for reboot, however I've tried installing after reboot,s still the same issue.
I have 17.*** version installed now while collecting this screenshots, but I've tried to install 18.0 by uninstalling all SSMS editions on my machine. it exited with the same issue.
incase the log file helps
this is another thread, with the same issue..