FIX: You cannot install a SQL Server 2012 cluster instance on a Server Core operating system that contains an existing cluster instance

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Microsoft distributes Microsoft SQL Server 2012 fixes as one downloadable file. Because the fixes are cumulative, each new release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2012 fix release.
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Symptoms

Consider the following scenario:
  • You have a Microsoft SQL Server 2012 failover cluster instance on a computer that is running Server Core for Windows Server. 
  • You apply Cumulative Update 1 for SQL Server 2012 to the failover cluster instance.
  • You try to install one of the following features on the computer:
    • Database Engine Services
    • SQL Server Replication
    • Full-Text and Semantic Extractions for Search
    • Analysis Services
    • Client Tools Connectivity
    • Integration Services
    • SQL Client Connectivity SDK
In this scenario, the installation of the new feature fails and, the following error message is recorded the Detail.txt file:
You have selected a feature that is not supported on Windows Server Core. The supported features on Windows Server Core are: Database Engine Services, SQL Server Replication, Full-Text and Semantic Extractions for Search, Analysis Services, Client Tools Connectivity, Integration Services, and SQL Client Connectivity SDK.
Note The Detail.txt file is generated in the following location:
<System drive>:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\110\Setup Bootstrap\Log

Cause

This issue occurs because the Data Quality Services (DQS) feature is not removed from the list of features that Server Core operating systems do not support. However, the DQS feature is automatically installed when you install a SQL Server 2012 failover cluster instance after you apply cumulative update 1 for SQL Server 2012.

Note There is a regression in cumulative update 1 for SQL Server 2012. After you apply the update, SQL Server 2012 supports the DQS feature on failover clusters. For detailed information, click the following article number to view the article in Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2674817 FIX: The Data Quality Services feature is not supported on a SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn failover cluster instance

Resolution

After you apply the fix, the DQS feature is removed from the list of features that Server Core operating systems do not support.

Cumulative update information

Service pack information for SQL Server 2012

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for SQL Server 2012. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2755533 How to obtain the latest service pack for SQL Server 2012

Cumulative update package 3 for SQL Server 2012

The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 3. For more information about how to obtain this cumulative update package for SQL Server 2012, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2723749 Cumulative update 3 for SQL Server 2012
Note Because the builds are cumulative, each new fix release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2012 fix release. We recommend that you consider applying the most recent fix release that contains this hotfix. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2692828 The SQL Server 2012 builds that were released after SQL Server 2012 was released

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More information

For more information about Server Core, go to the following Microsoft TechNet website:
General information about Server Core
For more information the Incremental Servicing Model for SQL Server, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935897 An Incremental Servicing Model is available from the SQL Server team to deliver hotfixes for reported problems
For more information about the naming schema for SQL Server updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
822499 Naming schema for Microsoft SQL Server software update packages
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Properties

Article ID: 2727221 - Last Review: November 19, 2012 - Revision: 7.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Developer
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Enterprise
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Web
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