Microsoft released Dynamics Business Central on Premises 2020 Wave 1 and you can download the On Prem installation DVD here:
But when you do an installation, you might get the following error:
This happens if you don’t meet the system requirements:
To confirm, you don’t need the SQL enterprise edition, SQL Express is also supported. To be more specific, this error is because I was not using the correct SQL Server Express edition. I was using version 2016, and you need at least:
- Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Express, Standard, or Enterprise.
- Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Express, Standard, or Enterprise.
- Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Express, Standard, or Enterprise (Service Pack 1 or later).
- Azure SQL Database Managed Instance, Elastic Pool, or Single Database.
So I downloaded and installed Microsoft® SQL Server® 2016 Service Pack 2 (SP2):
Then I repaired Business Central on Premises 2020 Wave 1 and the problem was fixed: