OK , so SQL 2016 is here , and I’m sure we’re all already playing with the new features.
I’ve decided to start learning R, and did a fresh installation of SQL 2016 with R Services installed.
While attempting to run my “Hello World” script I encountered the error –
“Msg 39011, Level 16, State 1, Line 1
SQL Server was unable to communicate with the LaunchPad service. Please verify the configuration of the service.”
OK, so the first thing you have to do is to enable SQL to run external scripts. Run
Exec sp_configure ‘external scripts enabled’, 1
Reconfigure with override
However , make sure that the new “Launchpad” service is running – I simply had to start this to solve the error on my VM.