Fix to Rule 'Oracle JRE 7 Update 51 64-bit or Higher Is Required For Polybase Failed'

You may get this error when you try to install SQL Server. I wast trying to install SQL Server 2016 Release Candidate 1, and I got this error during installation. The complete error is like this: Rule Check Result, Rule “Oracle JRE 7 Update 51 (64-bit) or higher is required for Polybase” failed. This computer does not have the Oracle Java SE Runtime Environment Version 7 Update 51 (64-bit) or higher installed.

The Oracle Java SE Runtime Environment is software provided by a third party. Microsoft grants you no rights for such third-party software. You are responsible for and must separately locate, read and accept applicable third-party license terms.
I have fixed this issue, and here I am going to share with you how you can also fix this error. I hope you will like this.

Background

As you all know, Microsoft has already released SQL Server 2018 RC Version 1. So I wanted to give it a try, and I decided to install the same. But at a stage in installation, I got an error which was not allowing me to continue further. I started to scratch my head. And finally I found the solution. Here we will see that.

Fix to Rule “Oracle JRE 7 Update 51 (64-bit) or higher is required for Polybase” failed.

Once you have started the installation, you can see a window as follows.

Installation Center SQL Server Start
                                       Figure: Installation Center SQL Server Start

If you have not installed SQL Server yet, you must select “New SQL Server stand-alone installation”, or you can upgrade by selecting “Upgrade from a previous version”. So we have started installing the things. When you are steps away to finishing everything once you have selected the features to add you will be getting the error as follows.

Rule Check Result

Rule “Oracle JRE 7 Update 51 (64-bit) or higher is required for Polybase” failed.

This computer does not have the Oracle Java SE Runtime Environment Version 7 Update 51 (64-bit) or higher installed. The Oracle Java SE Runtime Environment is software provided by a third party. Microsoft grants you no rights for such third-party software. You are responsible for and must separately locate, read and accept applicable third-party license terms. To continue, download the Oracle SE Java Runtime Environment.

As it is mentioned in the link provided, you can always download and install the Java SE from that link. This link will be redirected.


Java SE

                                                          Figure: Java SE

Now we have an another option that is to disable the Java SE from the features selected. For that go back to the feature selection.

Feature Selection Installation Center SQL Server
                                 Figure: Feature Selection Installation Center SQL Server

Now Uncheck the selection PolyBase query service for external data.

Feature Selection Installation Center SQL Server Uncheck Polybase Query Service
          Figure: Feature Selection Installation Center SQL Server Uncheck Polybase Query Service

Now you can go ahead and click next. At last, you will get the success message.

Installation Center SQL Server Success
                                       Figure: Installation Center SQL Server Success

Hooray, we have successfully installed our new version of SQL Server. That’s fantastic right? Happy coding.

Conclusion

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