Workaround: SharePoint 2016 Beta prerequisite installer can’t install the Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Native Client
If you receive the following error when installing the Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Native client using the SharePoint 2016 beta prerequisite installer:
Error: The tool was unable to install Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Native Client
Download the Native Client and install it manually:
- The Native Client is included in the Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Feature Pack and can be downloaded directly from this url: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=239648&clcid=0x409.
- Once downloaded, install and run the prerequisite installer tool again.