I'm trying to install Sitecore 9 Update 1 XP0 topology and everything looks great until the step


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The server I am running the installation was already used to install XP1 topology, and everything worked just fine.

Any idea what might be the issue?

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Right after post my question, realized that sqlcmd was not installed at the server - which is weird, because XP1 topology didn't require at all!

In my case, I had to download and install

Once I got both installed, it was just a matter to re-run the XP0.

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    Unfortunately this was missed off the docs for update 1. We're aiming to have this corrected soon.
    – Kieranties
    Commented Feb 16, 2018 at 11:57

Thank you, Vinicius. To add to the correct answer, after downloading the two utilities from your answer, my problem was not resolved.

I encountered into the same issue when running Sitecore installation using SIF on staging environment where SQL server was not added to environment variables. When running the SIF on dev/staging/prod environments where SQL server management studio is not installed, after installing the 2 utilities, we need to make sure that environment System variable Path should contain C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\110\Tools\Binn which is a location of "SQLCMD.EXE"

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Adding to Vinicius answer and Rama suggestion.

If it still does not work Restart would help. It worked for me after a restart.

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