SQL Server – Installation/Upgrade – Extract package files

Background

Here I am struggling to install Microsoft SQL Server.

It just will not install.

And, stubborness is not bailing me out.

Take a look at the files

Googled till I bled.

One of things I was asked to do was to take a look at the installation package.

Artifacts

RTM

For the RTM, which is delivered as an ISO, we are able to do the following :-

  1. Mount ISO
  2. Extract using 7-Zip

Service Packs ( SP ) and Cumulative patch ( CU )

Service Packs ( SP ) and Cumulative patches ( CU ) are delivered as an executable.

To uncompress them, please use the executable file itself and pass along the -extract argument.

Command Line

Syntax

[package] -extract:[target-folder]

Sample

SQLServer2017-KB4466404-x64.exe -extract:extract

Output

extract.20190313.1108AM.PNG

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