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MDS 2016 Installation on Windows Server 2012 R2

This is a tip that should help installing SQL Server 2016 (tested on CTP33, RC2 and RC3) Master Data Services. The documentation is pretty old and incomplete (I already sent the feedback).

The page “Web Application Requirements (Master Data Services)” ( should be seriously updated.

First of all, there should be documented also how to use operating systems Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 10. I managed to install it on Windows Server 2012 R2. However, there is a bullet missing in the Role and Role Services part. In the Performance section, only Static Content Compression is mentioned. However, Dynamic Content Compression is needed as well.

I managed to get it up and runningSmile

Published Wednesday, April 27, 2016 8:51 AM by Dejan Sarka

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Koen Verbeeck said:

Ha, I always select pretty much everything of the IIS role and .NET. Just to make sure :D (there's one feature in IIS though that breaks MDS: webdav publishing. Don't select that one)

April 27, 2016 4:28 AM

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About Dejan Sarka

Dejan Sarka, MCT and SQL Server MVP, is an independent consultant, trainer, and developer focusing on database & business intelligence applications. His specialties are advanced topics like data modeling, data mining, and data quality. He is the founder of the Slovenian SQL Server and .NET Users Group. Dejan Sarka is the main author or coauthor of fourteen books about databases and SQL Server. Dejan Sarka also developed and is developing many courses and seminars for SolidQ, Microsoft and Pluralsight. He is a regular speaker at many conferences worldwide for more than 15 years, including conferences like Microsoft TechEd, PASS Summit and others.

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