Mismatch in Versions Reported in Setup Discovery Report vs VS 2015 Help > About


  • I have installed SQL Server vNext and ran the Setup Discovery Report and noticed the Version Numbers reported are different that what is reported from Visual Studio 2015 > Help > About Visual Studio  (also, R Services are not reported in VS Help even though I have RTVS installed)

    Microsoft SQL Server vNext Community Technology Preview 1 (CTP1) Setup Discovery Report
    Product: Microsoft SQL Server vNext
     Database Engine Services   Version:
     Analysis Services   Version:
     Integration Services   Version:
     Reporting Services - Native   Version:
     R Services (In-Database)   Version:
     R Server (Standalone)   Version:

    Microsoft Visual Studio Community 2015   14.0.25431.01 Update 3

    Analysis Services
    Integration Services   13.0.1601.5
    Reporting Services
    R Tools for Visual Studio   0.5.21019.1228

    SOTATS, Inc.

    Sunday, November 20, 2016 3:23 PM

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  • Hello Ulysses,

    The "Discovery Report" shows you the version of the installed Engine, while Visual Studio shows you the version of SSDT Project Templates & Designer; and yes, they can have different versions.

    Olaf Helper

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    Monday, November 21, 2016 7:46 AM
  • Hi Ulysses B Brown Jr,

    I agree with Olaf, based on my test these number only changes when SSDT upgrades, which has no relation to the version of your current SQL Server installation. Also, for SQL Server vNext CTP1 you might need to use SSDT 17.0 RC1.

    If you have any other questions, please let me know.


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    Monday, November 21, 2016 9:16 AM