Fix Error 2711 SQL RBS client - The installer has encountered an unexpected error. The specified Feature name ('Docs') not found in Feature table


While installing SharePoint Server 2016 and executing PowerShell command to install Remote Blob Storage client for SQL server 2016, you receive 2711 error.

PowerShell Command

msiexec /qn /lvx* rbs_install_log.txt /i RBS_amd64.msi DBNAME="WSS_Content" DBINSTANCE="DBInstanceName" ADDLOCAL=Client,Docs,Maintainer,ServerScript,FilestreamClient,FilestreamServer

Error

Product: Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Remote BLOB Store -- Error 2711. The installer has encountered an unexpected error. The error code is 2711. The specified Feature name ('Docs') not found in Feature table.

Reason

Recent SQL RBS client versions are not packaged with the "Documentation" or "Docs" feature, which is an option that allows the installation of supporting text help files for SQL Filestream.

How to fix ?

The error can be ignored. You can install the RBS client by removing the "Docs" feature from the "ADDLOCAL" parameter.

msiexec /qn /lvx* rbs_install_log.txt /i RBS_amd64.msi DBNAME="WSS_Content" DBINSTANCE="DBInstanceName" ADDLOCAL=Client,Maintainer,ServerScript,FilestreamClient,FilestreamServer


Note that Docs is removed from the command.