Wednesday, July 29, 2015

SQL 2016 - Rule "Oracle JRE 7 Update 51 (64-bit) or higher is required" failed.

Today I was trying to install SQL 2016 CTP2.2 in my system. After selected all the feature, I faced the below error while validating the feature rules.

Rule: Oracle JRE 7 Update 51 (64-bit) or higher is required
Error: I clicked on the Failed Link and got the detailed error as below
Rule Check Result
Rule "Oracle JRE 7 Update 51 (64-bit) or higher is required" 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 from

I bit surprised why Microsoft product requires Oracle JRE!!

After little Analysis, Found that, To add the PolyBase functionality, we should have JRE version 7u51 or higher in our system

Solution 1:
If you do not require PolyBase then go back to previous page Un check the Polybase feature, then continue the installation

Solution 2:
If require Polybase then follow the below step to Download JRE

Go to link "" given in error page which will redirect to ("")

Step2: Click on "Download" button which is under JRE (Right Side)

Step3: To Download, you must accept the Oracle Binary Code License Agreement, So Click on "Accept License Agreement"

Step4: Download JRE based on OS Architecture

Step5: Install it

Post Installation of JRE 7u51 or higher version, re-run the feature Rule validation, you will see the rule status as "Passed", then you can continue the installation.

Hope This Helps!


  1. Thanks for posting this, I ran into the same issue today and thought it curious as well

    Dave Fraser

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