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. :{>

2 thoughts on “One Way to Extract SQL Server 2017 Installation Media

  1. Perfect recipe (the ISO drive automatically dismounted), and it solved the need to point at installation media so that I could use a valid corporate Enterprise installation to add Machine Learning Services. The SQL Server edition is pushed to the PC. Thank you so much.

    Are you the same Andy Leonard who many years ago used to write articles about Access and SQL Server for Pinnacle Publishing? The name looked very familiar.

    KOG

    1. Hi KOG,

      Thank you for contributing to the conversation!

      As far as I know, I did not write for Pinnacle Publishing. Articles are sometimes purchased along with publishers, though. I’ve used Access and SQL Server, but I do not recall ever having written about Access.

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