SQL Server Data Tools Preview in Visual Studio 2015

Latest update: April, 2016

Version: 14.0.60413.0

Software Requirements

  • We recommend installing Visual Studio 2015 prior to applying this update. Installing this update will replace SSDT RTM in Visual Studio 2015 with the latest preview.
  • If you do not have Visual Studio 2015, SSDT preview will install Visual Studio 2015 Integrated shell and Visual Studio 2015 Isolated shell with limited feature support for SQL Server Database Projects.

Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows 10 (x86 and x64)
  • Windows 8, 8.1 (x86 and x64)
  • Windows 7 SP1 (x86 and x64)
  • Windows Server 2012 (x64), R2 (x64)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (x64)

Download and Install SQL Server Data Tools Preview in Visual Studio 2015

Set up an Administrative Install Point (optional)

For locations without internet access, create an Administrative Install Point for SSDT preview by following this procedure:

  1. Download the appropriate version of SSDTSetup.exe for your chosen language from the table below (use the “save” option in your browser, rather than “run”):

    Portuguese (Brazil) https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=785925&clcid=0x416
    Chinese (PRC) https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=785925&clcid=0x804
    German https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=785925&clcid=0x407
    English (United States) https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=785925&clcid=0x409
    Spanish https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=785925&clcid=0x40a
    French https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=785925&clcid=0x40c
    Italian https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=785925&clcid=0x410
    Japanese https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=785925&clcid=0x411
    Korean https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=785925&clcid=0x412
    Russian https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=785925&clcid=0x419
    Chinese (Taiwan) https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=785925&clcid=0x404

  2. Once downloaded, run the following command using an administrator command prompt (cmd.exe run as administrator):

    SSDTSetup.exe /layout <destination>

    Where <destination> is the location you wish to create the administrative install point (e.g on a USB drive, a LAN drive or other accessible location). NOTE: You will need approximately 1.8GB of free space at for the full install point because it includes all possible components that might be required.

  3. To use the install point once created, simply run SSDTSetup.exe from the <destination> location with no arguments. This will use the install point rather than attempting to download new copies of the relevant chained components.

Download SSDT preview as an ISO image (optional)

An ISO image of SSDT preview can be used as an alternative way to install SSDT preview or to set up an Administrative Installation point. The ISO is a self-contained file that contains all of the components needed by SSDT preview and it can be downloaded using a restartable download manager, useful for situations with limited or less reliable network bandwidth. Once downloaded, the ISO can be mounted as a drive or burned to a DVD.

Portuguese (Brazil) https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=785928&clcid=0x416
Chinese (PRC) https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=785928&clcid=0x804
German https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=785928&clcid=0x407
English (United States) https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=785928&clcid=0x409
Spanish https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=785928&clcid=0x40a
French https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=785928&clcid=0x40c
Italian https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=785928&clcid=0x410
Japanese https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=785928&clcid=0x411
Korean https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=785928&clcid=0x412
Russian https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=785928&clcid=0x419
Chinese (Taiwan) https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=785928&clcid=0x404