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sql server connection configuration window won't open, PBI crashes

Can't understand this one. Would love some help... 

 

I upgraded to the last July version of Power Bi desktop yesterday.  Now when I try to add a SQL server connection to a data model to pull data, the usual window that's supposed to come up doesn't :

 

MIA

 

instead what happens is that PBI desktop freezes, and nothing can bring it back. I then have to end the task manually. 

 

I realized I have the same exact problem for some type of data sources : 

  • folder
  • web
  • analysis services
  • Azure sql

Some work fine tough: 

  • excel
  • csv
  • text
  • JSON

Is seems as if only those opening a file browser works, whereas  those type of data sources that need some configuration done in a popup window are unavaible to me and crashes PBI desktop. 

 

Here is what I tried : 

=> start from a brand .pbix file (didn't work)

=> I rebooted my machine  (didn't work)

=> I uninstalled PBI desktop, and reinstalled it (didn't work)

=> I checked for updates on Windows Update (I'm up to date)

 

My Windows edition is Windows Server 2012 Datacenter, 64 bits (inside a VMware)

 

I'm out of ideas to try to fix it...  anyone ? 

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Re: sql server connection configuration window won't open, PBI crashes

@edevillers, this is the same issue reported in 

http://community.powerbi.com/t5/Desktop/Power-BI-Desktop-July-2016-bug/td-p/54824/highlight/false

 

a QFE is on its way, subscribe to that thread for updates.

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Re: sql server connection configuration window won't open, PBI crashes

@edevillers, this is the same issue reported in 

http://community.powerbi.com/t5/Desktop/Power-BI-Desktop-July-2016-bug/td-p/54824/highlight/false

 

a QFE is on its way, subscribe to that thread for updates.

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Re: sql server connection configuration window won't open, PBI crashes

Thanks, I'll do that

 

 

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