Install azdata to manage SQL Server Big Data Clusters with Windows Installer

Applies to: yesSQL Server 2019 (15.x)

This article describes how to install azdata for SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters on Windows. Before the Windows Installation was available, the installation of azdata required pip.

For Linux (Ubuntu), see install azdata with installer.

At this time, there are no package managers to install azdata on other operating systems or distributions. For these platforms, see install azdata without package manager.

Install azdata with the Microsoft Windows Installer

To install azdata on with the Microsoft Windows Installer,

  1. Remove azdata if it was installed using pip. If azdata was installed using Windows Installer, proceed to the next step.
  2. Install azdata using the Windows Installer.

Uninstall if previous installation done with pip

If you have any previous releases of azdata installed, it is important to uninstall it first before installing the latest version.

To remove the release candidate version of azdata, run the following command.

pip3 uninstall -r

Once removed, install azdata on Windows.


If your previous installation was done using the MSI, you will not need to uninstall any current versions before using the MSI installer.

Install with Windows Installer

Use the Windows Installer to install or update azdata on Windows.

Download the azdata Windows Installer.

When the installer asks if it can make changes to your computer, click Yes.

Uninstall azdata with Windows Installer

To uninstall azdata with Windows Installer, follow the instructions for the appropriate operating system.

Platform Instructions
Windows 10 Start > Settings > Apps
Windows 8 Start > Control Panel > Programs > Uninstall a program

The program to uninstall is called Azdata CLI . Select this application, then click the Uninstall button.

Next steps

For more information about big data clusters, see What are SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters?