One Way to Extract SQL Server 2017 Installation Media

In my post titled SSIS, Docker, and Windows Containers, Part 4 – Adding an SSIS Catalog, Attempt 2 I wrote about storing the SQL Server 2017 Developer Edition installation media in a directory. But I failed to explain how I do this.

This is how I store the SQL Server 2017 Developer Edition installation media in a directory.

Get the Download File

First download SQL Server 2017 Developer Edition. Note: If you browse to that link you will need to scroll to see the Download Now button for Developer Edition:

I blogged about one way to install SQL Server 2017 Developer Editionif you’d like to learn a little more. But I warn you, this post doesn’t describe many configuration options and should not be used to configure a production SQL Server 2017 instance.

Execute the SQL Server 2017 Download

When the SQL Server 2017 Developer Edition screen displays, click Download Media:

Select the File Type

I choose the ISO file type because I can mount ISO files as a drive in Windows 10:

Open the Download Folder

Once the download completes, click Open Folder:

Mount the ISO File

Windows 10 allows users to mount ISO files as a drive:

Copy the SQL Server 2017 Developer Edition Installation Media

Once the ISO file is mounted as a drive, users can select the contents of the ISO media and copy:

Copy the SQL Server 2017 Developer Edition Installation Media

Next, paste the media files into a directory for installation purposes:

Install SQL Server 2017 Developer Edition

Start setup.exe to begin the SQL Server 2017 Developer Edition installation:

Eject the ISO Drive

Anytime after copying the SQL Server 2017 Developer Edition installation media, you may “eject” the ISO media – which dismounts the ISO file – by right-clicking the assigned drive and clicking Eject:

Conclusion

You may use this method of copying any media from ISO files.

Andy Leonard

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Christian, husband, dad, grandpa, Data Philosopher, Data Engineer, SSIS and Biml guy. I was cloud before cloud was cool, :{>

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