Where is the PID for StreamInsight on the MSDN ISO?

This issue has come up several times: You want to install StreamInsight from the MSDN image, but there is no key pre-entered during setup.

Microsoft StreamInsight ships as part of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 and does not require a separate product key. The same product key (PID) is share with Microsoft StreamInsight. The ISO for MSDN subscriptions is pre-PIDded and does not require the user to enter the product key when installing SQL Server 2008 R2. However, this PID is not automatically entered for StreamInsight setup. The PID can be found in X:\x64\DefaultSetup.ini or X:\x86\DefaultSetup.ini (assume you have the ISO mapped to drive X:).

Comments (4)
  1. rjperes says:

    "StreamInsight is not available for this edition of SQL Server.

    StreamInsight is available in the Developer, Web, Standard, Enterpris, or Data Center editions of SQL Server. To proceed, please enter the product key corresponding to one of these editions."

    I have SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise, coming from a MSDN subscription. What can I do?


    Ricardo Peres

  2. Ricardo,

    This might be a setup issue. Please see whether our latest blog posting can help you: http://blogs.msdn.com/streaminsight/archive/2010/05/15/setup-rejects-product-key.aspx



  3. rjperes says:

    It worked, thank you.

    Ricardo Peres

  4. Aaron says:

    The StreamInsight binaries from the SQL Server 2014 media work with the PID found in the DefaultSetup.ini file, but the most up to date StreamInsight binaries from the SQL 2014 feature pack download reject the PID from my MSDN installation media.  I have checked regional and language settings and they are all us-en.  Any other workarounds available that would allow me to get the latest version of StreamInsight on my box?

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