Error “Same architecture installation” Installing SQL Server Data Tools

I haven’t used SQL reporting services much in the last year and had a need for it today. I searched for SQL Business Intelligence Data Services (BIDS) to work with Visual Studio 2013 and found it has a new name, SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT), and it only works only with SQL 2014. I figured, “No big deal! I am working with SQL 2014.” So, I downloaded the tools from and began installation. I chose to add features to an existing instance of SQL Server 2014.

It failed on the step, “Same architecture installation.”

Same Architecture Installation Failed

Same Architecture Installation Failed

I did some searching and found reference to someone successfully installing when installing to a separate instance. Elizabeth Stitt said she had the same error, and worked around it by installing in a separate instance. I followed her advice, ran the installation tool again and this time chose to “Perform a new installation of SQL Server 2014. This time it worked fine.

Perform New Installation Of SQL Server 2014

Perform New Installation Of SQL Server 2014

Installation Successful

Installation Successful

Install Same Instance

Install Same Instance


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Error “Same architecture installation” Installing SQL Server Data Tools — 2 Comments

  1. Hi,

    I just installed MSSQL server 2014 and SSDT-BI 2013.

    The installation could not be complete successful due error. The error is not same as yours. Although, I install as new instance.

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