11. September 2017
I was installing Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools - Business Intelligence for Visual Studio 2013 with a 64 bit SQL Server 2014 Express and Visual Studio 2013. The installation will not start because of a failing rule check. "Same architecture installation"
I have selected existing SQL Server instance to add features:
Then selected “SQL server Data Tools – Business Intelligence for Visual Studio 2013.
After that installation start running “Feature Configuration Rules” and I got an error saying that Rule “Same architecture installation” failed.
I have searched for the problem and found that only 32-bit version of SQL Server Data Tools for Visual Studio 2013 published by Microsoft.
From MSDN forum and blog article:
Make sure you choose the "New Instance" option (strange as that might seem). Otherwise, you'll get an error that says the following:
Rule "Same architecture installation" failed.
On my machine x64 version of SQL Server was installed so it requires to do a new installation rather adding features to existing instance. I thought that It was due to the Operating System architecture difference but these tools require 32 bit instance of SQL Server.