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July 11, 2016


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is it open source?

Micrososoft R Client is built on Microsoft R Open; it and the underlying R engine are open source. The ScaleR package (with the big-data algorithms) is not open source.

Is anyone else having problems with the installation?

I downloaded the installer file 9 989 KB, run it as administrator on Windows 10 64 bits, and I get this pop up and nothing more

What am I doing wrong?

Windows ® Installer. V 5.0.10586.0

msiexec /Option [Optional Parameter]

Install Options

Installs or configures a product
Administrative install - Installs a product on the network
/j [/t ] [/g ]
Advertises a product - m to all users, u to current user

Uninstalls the product
Display Options
Quiet mode, no user interaction
Unattended mode - progress bar only
Sets user interface level
n - No UI
b - Basic UI
r - Reduced UI
f - Full UI (default)
Help information
Restart Options
Do not restart after the installation is complete
Prompts the user for restart if necessary
Always restart the computer after installation
Logging Options
i - Status messages
w - Nonfatal warnings
e - All error messages
a - Start up of actions
r - Action-specific records
u - User requests
c - Initial UI parameters
m - Out-of-memory or fatal exit information
o - Out-of-disk-space messages
p - Terminal properties
v - Verbose output
x - Extra debugging information
+ - Append to existing log file
! - Flush each line to the log
* - Log all information, except for v and x options
Equivalent of /l*
Update Options
/update [;Update2.msp]
Applies update(s)
/uninstall [;Update2.msp] /package
Remove update(s) for a product
Repair Options
Repairs a product
p - only if file is missing
o - if file is missing or an older version is installed (default)
e - if file is missing or an equal or older version is installed
d - if file is missing or a different version is installed
c - if file is missing or checksum does not match the calculated value
a - forces all files to be reinstalled
u - all required user-specific registry entries (default)
m - all required computer-specific registry entries (default)
s - all existing shortcuts (default)
v - runs from source and recaches local package
Setting Public Properties

Consult the Windows ® Installer SDK for additional documentation on the
command line syntax.

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Portions of this software are based in part on the work of the Independent JPEG Group.

Guys, what are the restrictions on the developer edition at the Visual Studio Dev Essential's program? Can I use it freely if I don't plan to deploy a specific project on servers? Do you plan to discontinue that program in favor of this?

Microsoft R Server Developer Edition which is hosted in Visual Studio Dev Essentials limits the usage for development and testing only. It is not allowed to access to production data. Function-wise, it doesn't have any limitation.

Microsoft R Client is a free data science tool. You can use it to access and explore with production data. Function-wise, it has some limitations for ScaleR functions: 1) in memory bound 2) up to two threads computing.

@aiar, not sure what caused your problem but if you ask on the Microsoft R forum and include your setup log (%TEMP%\ RClientSetup_*.log), the team should be able to help you there.

I have the same issue as David Smith in that I get a Windows Installer box, but nothing actually installs...on Windows 10

I got it working. I went to the log file which had this:

2016-07-19T01:50:42 INFO Extracting resource %TEMP%\RClientSetup_Cache\RClient.msi
2016-07-19T01:50:42 INFO Reading registry value HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\R Client\ProductCode
2016-07-19T01:50:42 INFO Registry value:
2016-07-19T01:50:42 INFO Installing R Client
2016-07-19T01:50:42 INFO Running command: msiexec /i %TEMP%\RClientSetup_Cache\RClient.msi /log "%TEMP%\RClient_20160718095042.log"
2016-07-19T01:50:47 ERROR Install failed

I then went to that %TEMP%\RClientSetup_Cache directory, and clicked on the RClient.msi file, and it ran and installed...

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