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Overview of SQL Server Installation

The SQL Server Installation Wizard is Windows Installer-based. It provides a single feature tree for installation of all SQL Server components:

  • The Database Engine

  • Analysis Services

  • Reporting Services

  • Integration Services

  • Management tools

  • Documentation and samples

Note   SQL Server is available in 32-bit and 64-bit editions. For more information, see Planning a SQL Server Installation.

Whether you use the SQL Server Installation Wizard or the command prompt to install SQL Server, the Setup process involves the following steps:

Planning a SQL Server Installation

Describes how to prepare your computer for SQL Server:

  • Review hardware and software requirements.

  • Review System Configuration Checker requirements and blocking issues.

  • Review security considerations for a SQL Server installation.

Installing SQL Server 2008 R2

Describes the installation options for SQL Server:

  • Install by using the Installation Wizard.

  • Install from the command prompt.

Configuring SQL Server 2008 R2

Describes how to configure SQL Server by using graphical and command prompt utilities.

Considerations for Installing the SQL Server Database Engine

Describes how to install and configure the SQL Server Database Engine.

Considerations for Installing SQL Server PowerPivot for SharePoint

Describes how to install and configure Analysis Services and PowerPivot server components in a SharePoint farm.

Considerations for Installing Analysis Services

Describes how to install and configure SQL Server Analysis Services.

Considerations for Installing Reporting Services

Describes how to install and configure SQL Server Reporting Services.

Considerations for Installing Integration Services

Describes how to install and configure SQL Server Integration Services.

Considerations for Installing SQL Server Replication

Describes how to install and configure SQL Server Replication.

Considerations for Installing SQL Server Management Tools

Describes how to install and configure SQL Server management tools.

Considerations for Installing SQL Server Samples and Sample Databases

Describes how to install and configure SQL Server samples.


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