Microsoft SQL Server Installation



There are various stepps to follow to install Microsoft SQL

  1. Start the server
  2. Log in using an account with administrative rights
  3. Insert the DVD in the drive. You may (should) receive a dialog box with a Run SETUP.EXE link. If so, click Run SETUP.EXE
  4. The installation will start. You may get a message that the .NET Framework needs to be installed. If you get that message, click OK. You will be prompted to start the installation:

    Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 Setup

    After clicking the ACCEPT button, you can click Install. The installation of the .NET Framework would start. When the installation of the .NET Framework is over, you would receive a message:

    .NET Framework

    From there, you can click Exit. If you are installing in either Microsoft Windows XP or Microsoft Windows Server 2003, you may be asked to install a hotfix:



    In this case, accept to install it by clicking Next and following the wizard. When the installation is over, you may be asked to restart:


    Which you should do.

  5. To start the installation, put the Microsoft SQL Server 2008 DVD in the drive. A window would come up:
  6. In the left section, click Installation

    The installation would start:
  7. After the message box, click OK
  8. Another message box would come up. When it finishes, the next page of the wizard would come up. Click the second radio button and enter the key
    Product Key
  9. Click Next
  10. The License Terms page is presented to you. Read it. If you don't agree with the license, click Cancel. Otherwise, click the I Accept check box
  11. Click Next
    Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Setup
  12. Read the messages and click Install:
    Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Setup
  13. You may receive a warning message about the firewall:
    Firewall warning
    For now, ignore it (there is no true justfication in trying to disable the firewall, the installation will proceed fine).
    If you are using only one server that you use as your networking server and your database server, you may receive a warning that it is not recommended to install Microsoft SQL Server on a domain controller:
    Domain Controller Warning
    Ignore the warning and click Next
  14. If you had previously installed Microsoft SQL Server Express, you may receive a message box asking you to specify an instance name. If so, specify it as MSSQLSERVER.
    The next page allows you to specify what you want to install and what would be left out.
    The eventual location of Microsoft SQL Server is specified in the bottom text box:
    Feature Selection
    If you are installing the Developer Edition and if you to change the directory of Microsoft SQL Server, you can type it in the Shared Feature Directory text box, or you can click the browse button to select it.
    After making your selections, click Next
  15. The next page allows you to name the instance of Microsoft SQL Server (and to specify where the server would be installed). In most cases, you should accept the suggested name of the instance as MSSQLSERVER
    After making your selections, click Next
  16. The next page mostly allows you to check and confirm the disk space:
    Disk Space
    After checking it, click Next
  17. The next page allows you to specify the account that is performing the installation:
    Server Configuration
    Click Use the Same Account For All Server Services
  18. A dialog box would come up.
    In the Account Name text box, enter the name of the domain, followed by a back slash, followed by the user name, and press Tab. In the Password text box, enter the password:
    Log In
  19. Click OK
    Log In
    Log In
  20. Click Next
  21. After making your selections, click Next
  22. In the next page, specify how authentication would be made. You should also specify the account used as the administrator. To do this, you can click Add Current User:
    Database Engine Configuration
  23. Microsoft SQL Server provides a default user named sa. To prepare that user for database authentication, click the Mixed Mode. Type a password in the Enter Password text box. For this exercise, you can use P@assword1 and press Tab. Enter the same password in the Confirm Password text box 
  24. Click Next
  25. The next step allows you to specify an account for the analysis services. Click Add Current User
    Analysis Services Configuration
  26. Click Next
  27. In the Reporting Services Configuration page, click the last radio button to install but without configuring the reporting:
    Reporting Services Configuration
  28. Click Next.
    The next page allows you to specify whether you want and installation report to be sent to Microsoft:
    Error and Usage Reporting
  29. Read it and click Next
  30. The next page gives you a summary of tests that were performed before the installation:
    Installation Rules
  31. After reading, click Next.
    This would indicate that the installation is ready to proceed:
    Ready to Install
  32. To start the installation, click Install. The installation would start and a progress bar would indicate the evolution. This can take a while
    Installation Progress
    Installation Progress
  33. When this phase is over, a message box will let you know. After reading it, you can click Next. The last page of the wizard should announce that the installation was complete
  34. After reading the message, click Close

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