While installing Sql server 2019 Developer edition (download media) in windows 11 it showing this error

Anurag Singh 1 Reputation point
2022-04-03T16:10:54.343+00:00

The following error was encountered that prevents SQL Server Installer from continuing: Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation.
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  1. Seeya Xi-MSFT 16,456 Reputation points
    2022-04-04T03:31:56.517+00:00

    Hi @Anurag Singh ,

    Welcome to Microsoft Q&A!
    This is a generic error. It seems to be a problem with your system environment variables. You can refer to this picture to check if you have too long or multiple duplicate Paths in your environment variables.
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    If you can't see it clearly, you can also view the Path by accessing the registry.
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    • Check the length of the Path variable by pasting it into a word document and check the character count.
    • See this thread about shorting the character count.
    • Reboot your PC
      In addition, This will also occur when the “FIPS-compliant algorithms” policy is enabled on a system.
      Disable FIPS setting: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\FipsAlgorithmPolicy]
      “Enabled”=dword:00000000

    Best regards,
    Seeya


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  2. Reza-Ameri 16,851 Reputation points
    2022-04-03T17:45:35.77+00:00

    SQL Developer edition is compatible with the Windows 11 and I believe there is a issue with the media.
    Did you get it from the official and trusted source?
    Make sure update your Windows and restart your PC and try again.

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  3. Erland Sommarskog 104.1K Reputation points MVP
    2022-04-03T18:31:28.263+00:00

    So you get this error when you select Download Media? I don't know what is going on, but the prime guess is that there is a network issue. It could also be an over-zealous anti-malware product that strikes.

    I wold try a different network channel if possible, and also a different computer.

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