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I am installing sql server 2016 and sql server management studio 2016 in my laptop.
sql server is installed without any problem. but when I tried to install sql server management studio 2016 I got error that "Fatal error during installation(0x80070643).
A valid destination folder for the install could not determined.
I googled no suitable solution found. I installed only one instance of sql server 2016.

My laptop configuration is:

core i5 2.20ghz
16 gb ram
win10 enterprise 64bit

What I have tried:

I tried to reinstall several times but same problem every time.
Updated 29-May-17 20:17pm

1 solution

Here are few threads I got which seems to helped people with same issue.
Please check if these helps-
Start regedit and go to (or search for BootstrapDir in registry) :

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server\130\Bootstrap
In my computer, the BootstrapDir is pointed to :

C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\130\Setup Bootstrap\
I changed that to :

C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\130\Setup Bootstrap\
Then try to reinstall again, it works on my machine.

ssms - A valid destination folder for the install could not be determined when installing SQL Server Management Studio 2016 - Stack Overflow[^]
SSMS 2016 CTP3.2 A valid destination folder for the install could not be determined | Microsoft Connect[^]

Hope, it helps :)
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vijay_bale 30-May-17 2:22am    
@ Suvendu shekhar Giri
That Setup Bootstrap folder already in my C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\130
Suvendu Shekhar Giri 30-May-17 2:25am    
Ok. Can you try installing it again as administrator and see if that helps?
vijay_bale 30-May-17 2:28am    
I tried Already but, same problem
vijay_bale 31-May-17 3:46am    
I installed SSMS 17. It installed but one problem came. I am unable to connect database of SQL from my visual studio C#. I tried to create connection but one error came."Unable to add data connection.Could not load file or assembly. Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Sdk.Sfc, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=89845dc8080cc91 or one of its dependincies. The system cannot find the file specified". So I googled for that error and downloaded and installed sqlserver 2016 feature pack. But problem not solved.

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