SQL Server 2019 Developer's Edition for Windows 11 Pro

Manny 151 Reputation points


I just got a new computer and I would like to install SQL Server 2019 Developer's edition. I am running Windows 11 Pro.

I am getting the copy of the program here:


I get an error:

A required file could not be downloaded. This could mean the version of the installer is no longer supported. Please download again from the download site. https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=866662"

Windows 11 Pro is supported:


How can I download the program?

Thank you

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  1. thomas-be 6 Reputation points
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  2. Manny 151 Reputation points

    Hi @Erland Sommarskog , @Bjoern Peters , @Seeya Xi-MSFT

    I tried to download the installer on my windows 10 pro machine. Same issue.

    One of the proposed solutions is to make changes to registry. I'm not comfortable doing that.

    Is there a way to get Microsoft to investigate?

    Thank you

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  3. Seeya Xi-MSFT 16,291 Reputation points

    Hi @Manny ,

    Welcome to Microsoft Q&A!
    Yes. As you mentioned, there is noting wrong with the version and download website. However, it seems there is something wrong with the downloaded file.
    Could you try to change the network or another disk to store that file?
    I've put the installation steps here for the convenience of other members to read: https://www.c-sharpcorner.com/article/step-by-step-installation-of-microsoft-sql-server-on-windows-system/

    Best regards,

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  4. Manny 151 Reputation points

    Hi @Seeya Xi-MSFT
    Thank you for the reply!
    I tried the following:

    1. download file in Windows Sandbox and tried to install. no luck
    2. saved file to another drive on my machine. no luck

    i am not on a network.

    Any suggestions?

    Thank you

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