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How to: Install SQL Server 2008 from the Command Prompt

Before you run SQL Server Setup, review Planning a SQL Server Installation.

Installing a new instance of SQL Server at the command prompt enables you to specify the features to install and how they should be configured. You can also specify silent, basic, or full interaction with the Setup user interface.

NoteNote

When installing through the command prompt, SQL Server supports full quiet mode by using the /Q parameter or Quiet Simple mode by using the /QS parameter. The /QS switch only shows progress, does not accept any input, and displays no error messages if encountered. The /QS parameter is only supported when /Action=install is specified.

Command prompt installation is supported in the following scenarios:

  • Installing, upgrading, or removing an instance and shared components of SQL Server 2008 on a local computer by using syntax and parameters specified at the command prompt.

  • Installing, upgrading, or removing a failover cluster instance.

  • Upgrading from one SQL Server 2008 edition to another edition of SQL Server 2008.

  • Installing an instance of SQL Server 2008 on a local computer by using syntax and parameters specified in a configuration file. You can use this method to copy an installation configuration to multiple computers, or to install multiple nodes of a failover cluster installation.

When you install SQL Server at the command prompt, specify Setup parameters for your installation at the command prompt as part of your installation syntax.

NoteNote

For local installations, you must run Setup as an administrator. If you install SQL Server from a remote share, you must use a domain account that has read and execute permissions on the remote share. For failover cluster installations, you must be a local administrator with permissions to login as a service, and to act as part of the operating system on all failover cluster nodes.

Use the following guidelines to develop installation commands that have correct syntax:

  • /PARAMETER

  • /PARAMETER=true/false

  • /PARAMETER=1/0 for Boolean types

  • /PARAMETER="value" for all single-value parameters. Using double quotation marks is recommended, but required if the value contains a space

    NoteNote

    /PID, the value for this parameter should be enclosed in double quotation marks

  • /PARAMETER="value1" "value2" "value3" for all multiple-value parameters. Using double quotation marks is recommended, but required if the value contains a space

Exceptions:

  • /FEATURES, which is a multivalued parameter, but its format is /FEATURES=AS,RS,IS without a space, comma-delimited

See the following examples to specify the installation directory paths:

  • /INSTANCEDIR=c:\Path is supported.

  • /INSTANCEDIR=”c:\Path” is supported

NoteNote

The relational server values support the additional terminating backslash formats (backslash or two backslash characters) for the path.

The following sections provide parameters to develop command line installation scripts for install, update, and repair scenarios.

Parameters that are listed for a SQL Server component are specific to that component. SQL Server Agent and Browser parameters are applicable when you install the SQL Server Database Engine.

Use the parameters in the following table to develop command line scripts for installation.

SQL Server component

Parameter

Description

SQL Server Setup Control

/ACTION

Required

Required to indicate the installation workflow.

Supported values:

  • Install

SQL Server Setup Control

/CONFIGURATIONFILE

Optional

Specifies the ConfigurationFile to use.

SQL Server Setup Control

/ERRORREPORTING

Optional

Specifies the error reporting for SQL Server.

For more information, see Privacy Statement for the Microsoft Error Reporting Service.

Supported values:

  • 1=enabled

  • 0=disabled

SQL Server Setup Control

/FEATURES

Required

Specifies components to install.

SQL Server Setup Control

/HELP, H, ?

Optional

Displays the usage options for installation parameters.

SQL Server Setup Control

/INDICATEPROGRESS

Optional

Specifies that the verbose Setup log file is piped to the console.

SQL Server Setup Control

/INSTALLSHAREDDIR

Optional

Specifies a nondefault installation directory for 64-bit shared components.

SQL Server Setup Control

/INSTALLSHAREDWOWDIR

Optional

Specifies a nondefault installation directory for 32-bit shared components. Supported only on a 64-bit system.

SQL Server Setup Control

/INSTANCEDIR

Optional

Specifies a nondefault installation directory for instance-specific components.

SQL Server Setup Control

/INSTANCEID

Optional

Specifies a nondefault value for an InstanceID.

SQL Server Setup Control

/INSTANCENAME

Required

Specifies a SQL Server instance name.

For more information, see Instance Configuration.

SQL Server Setup Control

/PID

Optional

Specifies the product key for the edition of  If this parameter is not specified, SQL Server 2008 Enterprise Evaluation is used.

SQL Server Setup Control

/Q

Optional

Specifies that Setup runs in a quiet mode without any user interface. This is used for unattended installations.

SQL Server Setup Control

/QS

Optional

Specifies that Setup runs and shows progress through the UI, but does not accept any input or show any error messages.

SQL Server Setup Control

/SQMREPORTING

Optional

Specifies feature usage reporting for SQL Server.

For more information, see Privacy Statement for the Microsoft Error Reporting Service.

Supported values:

  • 1=enabled

  • 0=disabled

SQL Server Setup Control

/HIDECONSOLE

Optional

Specifies that the console window is hidden or closed.

SQL Server Agent

/AGTSVCACCOUNT

Required

Specifies the account for the SQL Server Agent service.

SQL Server Agent

/AGTSVCPASSWORD

Required

Specifies the password for SQL Server Agent service account.

SQL Server Agent

/AGTSVCSTARTUPTYPE

Optional

Specifies the startup mode for the SQL Server Agent service.

Supported values:

  • Automatic

  • Disabled

  • Manual

Analysis Services

/ASBACKUPDIR

Optional

Specifies the directory for Analysis Services backup files.

Default values:

  • For WOW mode on 64-bit: %Program Files(x86)%\Microsoft SQL Server\ <INSTANCEDIR>\<ASInstanceID>\OLAP\Backup.

  • For all other installations: %Program Files%\Microsoft SQL Server\ <INSTANCEDIR>\<ASInstanceID>\OLAP\Backup.

Analysis Services

/ASCOLLATION

Optional

Specifies the collation setting for Analysis Services.

Default value:

  • Latin1_General_CI_AS

Analysis Services

/ASCONFIGDIR

Optional

Specifies the directory for Analysis Services configuration files.

Default values:

  • For WOW mode on 64-bit: %Program Files(x86)%\Microsoft SQL Server\ <INSTANCEDIR>\<ASInstanceID>\OLAP\Config.

  • For all other installations: %Program Files%\Microsoft SQL Server\<INSTANCEDIR>\<ASInstanceID>\OLAP\Config.

Analysis Services

/ASDATADIR

Optional

Specifies the directory for Analysis Services data files.

Default values:

  • For WOW mode on 64-bit: %Program Files(x86)%\Microsoft SQL Server\<INSTANCEDIR>\<ASInstanceID>\OLAP\Data.

  • For all other installations: %Program Files%\Microsoft SQL Server\<INSTANCEDIR>\<ASInstanceID>\OLAP\Data.

Analysis Services

/ASLOGDIR

Optional

Specifies the directory for Analysis Services log files.

Default values:

  • For WOW mode on 64-bit: %Program Files(x86)%\Microsoft SQL Server\<INSTANCEDIR>\<ASInstanceID>\OLAP\Log.

  • For all other installations: %Program Files%\Microsoft SQL Server\<INSTANCEDIR>\<ASInstanceID>\OLAP\Log.

Analysis Services

/ASSVCACCOUNT

Required

Specifies the account for the Analysis Services service.

Analysis Services

/ASSVCPASSWORD

Required

Specifies the password for the Analysis Services service.

Analysis Services

/ASSVCSTARTUPTYPE

Optional

Specifies the startup mode for the Analysis Services service.

Supported values:

  • Automatic

  • Disabled

  • Manual

Analysis Services

/ASSYSADMINACCOUNTS

Required

Specifies the administrator credentials for Analysis Services.

Analysis Services

/ASTEMPDIR

Optional

Specifies the directory for Analysis Services temporary files.

Default values:

  • For WOW mode on 64-bit: %Program Files(x86)%\Microsoft SQL Server\<INSTANCEDIR>\<ASInstanceID>\OLAP\Temp.

  • For all other installations: %Program Files%\Microsoft SQL Server\<INSTANCEDIR>\<ASInstanceID>\OLAP\Temp.

Analysis Services

/ASPROVIDERMSOLAP

Optional

Specifies whether the MSOLAP provider can run in-process.

Default value:

  • 1=enabled

SQL Server Browser

/BROWSERSVCSTARTUPTYPE

Optional

Specifies the startup mode for SQL Server Browser service.

Supported values:

  • Automatic

  • Disabled

  • Manual

SQL Server Database Engine

/ENABLERANU

Optional

Enables run-as credentials for SQL Server Express installations.

SQL Server Database Engine

/INSTALLSQLDATADIR

Optional

Specifies the data directory for SQL Server data files.

Default values:

  • For WOW mode on 64-bit:%Program Files(x86)%\Microsoft SQL Server\

  • For all other installations:%Program Files%\Microsoft SQL Server\

SQL Server Database Engine

/SAPWD

Required when /SECURITYMODE=SQL

Specifies the password for the SQL Server sa account.

SQL Server Database Engine

/SECURITYMODE

Optional

Specifies the security mode for SQL Server.

If this parameter is not supplied, then Windows-only authentication mode is supported.

Supported value:

  • SQL

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLBACKUPDIR

Optional

Specifies the directory for backup files.

Default value:

  • <InstallSQLDataDir>\ <SQLInstanceID>\MSSQL\Backup

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLCOLLATION

Optional

Specifies the collation settings for SQL Server.

Default value:

  • SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CS_AS

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLSVCACCOUNT

Required

Specifies the startup account for the SQL Server service.

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLSVCPASSWORD

Required

Specifies the password for SQLSVCACCOUNT.

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLSVCSTARTUPTYPE

Optional

Specifies the startup mode for the SQL Server service.

Supported values:

  • Automatic

  • Disabled

  • Manual

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLSYSADMINACCOUNTS

Required

Use this parameter to provision logins to be members of the sysadmin role.

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLTEMPDBDIR

Optional

Specifies the directory for the data files for tempdb.

Default value:

  • <InstallSQLDataDir>\ <SQLInstanceID>\MSSQL\Data

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLTEMPDBLOGDIR

Optional

Specifies the directory for the log files for tempdb.

Default value:

  • <InstallSQLDataDir>\ <SQLInstanceID>\MSSQL\Data

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLUSERDBDIR

Optional

Specifies the directory for the data files for user databases.

Default value:

  • <InstallSQLDataDir>\ <SQLInstanceID>\MSSQL\Data

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLUSERDBLOGDIR

Optional

Specifies the directory for the log files for user databases.

Default value:

  • <InstallSQLDataDir>\ <SQLInstanceID>\MSSQL\Data

SQL Server Database Engine

/USESYSDB

Optional

Specifies the location of the SQL Server system databases to use for this installation.

The path that is specified must not include the "\Data" suffix.

FILESTREAM

/FILESTREAMLEVEL

Optional

Specifies the access level for the FILESTREAM feature.

Supported values:

  • 0 =Disable FILESTREAM support for this instance. (Default value)

  • 1=Enable FILESTREAM for Transact-SQL access.

  • 2=Enable FILESTREAM for Transact-SQL and file I/O streaming access. (Not valid for cluster scenarios)

  • 3=Allow remote clients to have streaming access to FILESTREAM data.

FILESTREAM

/FILESTREAMSHARENAME

Optional

Required when FILESTREAMLEVEL is greater than 1.

Specifies the name of the windows share in which the FILESTREAM data will be stored.

SQL Server Full Text

/FTSVCACCOUNT

Optional

Specifies the account for Full-Text filter launcher service.

This parameter is ignored in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista operating systems. ServiceSID is used to help secure the communication between SQL Server and Full-text Filter Daemon. If the values are not provided, the Full-text Filter Launcher Service is disabled. You have to use SQL Server Control Manager to change the service account and enable full-text functionality.

Default value:

  • Local Service Account

SQL Server Full Text

/FTSVCPASSWORD

Optional

Specifies the password for the Full-Text filter launcher service.

This parameter is ignored in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista operating systems.

Integration Services

/ISSVCACCOUNT

Required

Specifies the account for Integration Services.

Default value:

  • NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE

Integration Services

/ISSVCPASSWORD

Required

Specifies the Integration Services password.

Integration Services

/ISSVCStartupType

Optional

Specifies the startup mode for the Integration Services service.

SQL Server Network Configuration

/NPENABLED

Optional

Specifies the state of the Named Pipes protocol for the SQL Server service.

Supported values:

  • 0=disable the Named Pipes protocol

  • 1=enable the Named Pipes protocol

SQL Server Network Configuration

/TCPENABLED

Optional

Specifies the state of the TCP protocol for the SQL Server service. 

Supported values:

  • 0=disable the TCP protocol

  • 1=enable the TCP protocol

Reporting Services

/RSINSTALLMODE

Optional

Specifies the Install mode for Reporting Services.

Reporting Services

/RSSVCACCOUNT

Required

Specifies the startup account for Reporting Services.

Reporting Services

/RSSVCPASSWORD

Required

Specifies the password for the startup account for the Reporting Services service.

Reporting Services

/RSSVCStartupType

Optional

Specifies the startup mode for Reporting Services.

Sample Syntax:

To install a new, stand-alone instance with the SQL Server Database Engine, Replication, and Full-Text Search components.

Setup.exe /q /ACTION=Install /FEATURES=SQL /INSTANCENAME=MSSQLSERVER /SQLSVCACCOUNT="<DomainName\UserName>" /SQLSVCPASSWORD="<StrongPassword>" /SQLSYSADMINACCOUNTS="<DomainName\UserName>" /AGTSVCACCOUNT="NT AUTHORITY\Network Service"

Use the parameters in the following table to develop command-line scripts for upgrade.

SQL Server component

Parameter

Description

SQL Server Setup Control

/ACTION

Required

Required to indicate the installation workflow.

Supported values:

  • Upgrade

  • EditionUpgrade

The value EditionUpgrade is used to upgrade an existing edition of SQL Server 2008 to a different edition. For more information about the supported version and edition upgrades, see Supported Version and Edition Upgrades.

SQL Server Setup Control

/CONFIGURATIONFILE

Optional

Specifies the ConfigurationFile to use.

SQL Server Setup Control

/ERRORREPORTING

Optional

Specifies the error reporting for SQL Server.

For more information, see Privacy Statement for the Microsoft Error Reporting Service.

Supported values:

  • 1=enabled

  • 0=disabled

SQL Server Setup Control

/HELP, H, ?

Optional

Displays the usage options for the parameters.

SQL Server Setup Control

/INDICATEPROGRESS

Optional

Specifies that the verbose Setup log file will be piped to the console.

SQL Server Setup Control

/ INSTANCEDIR

Optional

Specifies a nondefault installation directory for shared components.

SQL Server Setup Control

/INSTANCEID

Required when you upgrade from SQL Server 2008

Optional when you upgrade from SQL Server 2000 and SQL Server 2005

Specifies a nondefault value for an InstanceID.

SQL Server Setup Control

/INSTANCENAME

Required

Specifies a SQL Server instance name.

For more information, see Instance Configuration.Instance Configuration.

SQL Server Setup Control

/PID

Optional

Specifies the product key for the edition of If this parameter is not specified, SQL Server 2008 Enterprise Evaluation is used.

SQL Server Setup Control

/Q

Optional

Specifies that Setup runs in a quiet mode without any user interface. This is used for unattended installations.

SQL Server Setup Control

/SQMREPORTING

Optional

Specifies feature usage reporting for SQL Server.

For more information, see Privacy Statement for the Microsoft Error Reporting Service.

Supported values:

  • 1=enabled

  • 0=disabled

SQL Server Setup Control

/HIDECONSOLE

Optional

Specifies the console window would be hidden or closed.

SQL Server Browser Service

/BROWSERSVCSTARTUPTYPE

Optional

Specifies the startup mode for SQL Server Browser service

Supported values:

  • Automatic

  • Disabled

  • Manual

SQL Server Full-Text

/FTUPGRADEOPTION

Optional

Specifies the Full-Text catalog upgrade option.

Supported values:

  • REBUILD

  • RESET

  • IMPORT

Integration Services

/ISSVCACCOUNT

Required

Specifies the account for Integration Services.

Default value:

  • NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE

Integration Services

/ISSVCPASSWORD

Required

Specifies the Integration Services password.

Integration Services

/ISSVCStartupType

Optional

Specifies the startup mode for the Integration Services service.

Reporting Services

/RSUPGRADEDATABASEACCOUNT

Optional

Reporting Services

/RSUPGRADEPASSWORD

Optional

Sample Syntax:

To upgrade an existing instance or failover cluster node from SQL Server 2000 or SQL Server 2005.

Setup.exe /q /ACTION=upgrade /INSTANCENAME=MSSQLSERVER /RSUPGRADEDATABASEACCOUNT="<Provide a SQL Server logon account that can connect to the report server during upgrade>" /RSUPGRADEPASSWORD="<Provide a password for the report server upgrade account>" /ISSVCAccount="NT Authority\Network Service"

To upgrade an existing instance of SQL Server 2008 to a different edition of SQL Server 2008.

Setup.exe /q /ACTION=editionupgrade /INSTANCENAME=MSSQLSERVER /PID=<PID key for new edition>"

Use the parameters in the following table to develop command-line scripts for repair.

SQL Server component

Parameter

Description

SQL Server Setup Control

/ACTION

Required

Required to indicate the repair workflow.

Supported values:

  • Repair

SQL Server Setup Control

/FEATURES

Required

Specifies components to repair.

SQL Server Setup Control

/INSTANCENAME

Required

Specifies a SQL Server instance name.

For more information, see Instance Configuration.Instance Configuration.

SQL Server Setup Control

/Q

Optional

Specifies that Setup runs in a quiet mode without any user interface. This is used for unattended installations.

SQL Server Setup Control

/HIDECONSOLE

Optional

Specifies that the console window is hidden or closed.

Sample Syntax:

Repair an instance and shared components.

Setup.exe /q /ACTION=Repair /INSTANCENAME=<instancename>

Use the parameters in the following table to develop command-line scripts to rebuild the master, model, msdb, and tempdb system databases. For more information, see Rebuilding System Databases.

SQL Server component

Parameter

Description

SQL Server Setup Control

/ACTION

Required

Required to indicate the rebuild database workflow.

Supported values:

  • Rebuilddatabase

SQL Server Setup Control

/INSTANCENAME

Required

Specifies a SQL Server instance name.

For more information, see Instance Configuration.Instance Configuration.

SQL Server Setup Control

/Q

Optional

Specifies that Setup runs in a quiet mode without any user interface. This is used for unattended installations.

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLCOLLATION

Optional

Specifies a new server-level collation.

Default value:

  • SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CS_AS

SQL Server Database Engine

/SAPWD

Required when /SECURITYMODE=SQL was specified during Installation of the Instance.

Specifies the password for SQL SA account.

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLSYSADMINACCOUNTS

Required

Use this parameter to provision logins to be members of the sysadmin role.

Use the parameters in the following table to develop command-line scripts for uninstallation.

SQL Server component

Parameter

Description

SQL Server Setup Control

/ACTION

Required

Required to indicate the uninstall work flow.

Supported values:

  • Uninstall

SQL Server Setup Control

/CONFIGURATIONFILE

Optional

Specifies the ConfigurationFile to use.

SQL Server Setup Control

/FEATURES

Required

Specifies components to uninstall.

SQL Server Setup Control

/HELP, H, ?

Optional

Displays the usage options for the parameters.

SQL Server Setup Control

/INDICATEPROGRESS

Optional

Specifies that the verbose Setup log file will be piped to the console.

SQL Server Setup Control

/INSTANCENAME

Required

Specifies a SQL Server instance name.

For more information, see Instance Configuration.Instance Configuration.

SQL Server Setup Control

/Q

Optional

Specifies that Setup runs in a quiet mode without any user interface. This is used for unattended installations.

SQL Server Setup Control

/HIDECONSOLE

Optional

Specifies that the console window is hidden or closed.

Sample Syntax:

To uninstall an existing instance of SQL Server.

Setup.exe /Action=Uninstall /FEATURES=SQL,AS,RS,IS,Tools /INSTANCENAME=MSSQLSERVER

Note   To remove a named instance, specify the name of the instance instead of "MSSQLSERVER" in the example that was mentioned earlier in this topic.

Before you install a SQL Server failover cluster instance, review the following topics:

Test and modify the following failover cluster installation scripts to meet the needs of your organization.

Integrated Install Failover Cluster Parameters

Use the parameters in the following table to develop command-line scripts for failover cluster installation.

For more information about Integrated Installation, see Getting Started with SQL Server 2008 Failover Clustering.

NoteNote

To add more nodes after the installation, use Add Node action.

SQL Server component

Parameter

Details

SQL Server Setup Control

/ACTION

Required

Required to indicate the failover cluster installation work flow.

Supported values:

  • InstallFailoverCluster

SQL Server Setup Control

/FAILOVERCLUSTERGROUP

Optional

Specifies the name of the resource group to be used for the SQL Server failover cluster. It can be the name of an existing cluster group or the name of a new resource group.

Default value:

SQLServer(<InstanceName>)

SQL Server Setup Control

/CONFIGURATIONFILE

Optional

Specifies the ConfigurationFile to use.

SQL Server Setup Control

/ERRORREPORTING

Optional

Specifies the error reporting for SQL Server.

For more information, see Privacy Statement for the Microsoft Error Reporting Service.

Supported values:

  • 1=enabled

  • 0=disabled

SQL Server Setup Control

/FEATURES

Required

Specifies components to install.

SQL Server Setup Control

/HELP, H, ?

Optional

Displays the usage options for the parameters.

SQL Server Setup Control

/INDICATEPROGRESS

Optional

Specifies that the verbose Setup log file will be piped to the console.

SQL Server Setup Control

/INSTALLSHAREDDIR

Optional

Specifies a nondefault installation directory for 64-bit shared components.

SQL Server Setup Control

/INSTALLSHAREDWOWDIR

Optional

Specifies a nondefault installation directory for 32-bit shared components. Supported only on a 64-bit system.

SQL Server Setup Control

/INSTANCEDIR

Optional

Specifies nondefault installation directory for instance-specific components.

SQL Server Setup Control

/INSTANCEID

Optional

Specifies a nondefault value for an InstanceID.

SQL Server Setup Control

/INSTANCENAME

Required

Specifies a SQL Server instance name.

For more information, see Instance Configuration.Instance Configuration.

SQL Server Setup Control

/PID

Optional

Specifies the product key for the edition of If this parameter is not specified, SQL Server 2008 Enterprise Evaluation is used.

SQL Server Setup Control

/Q

Optional

Specifies that Setup runs in a quiet mode without any user interface. This is used for unattended installations.

SQL Server Setup Control

/SQMREPORTING

Optional

Specifies feature usage reporting for SQL Server.

For more information, see Privacy Statement for the Microsoft Error Reporting Service.

Supported values:

  • 1=enabled

  • 0=disabled

SQL Server Setup Control

/HIDECONSOLE

Optional

Specifies the console window would be hidden or closed.

SQL Server Setup Control

/FAILOVERCLUSTERDISKS

Required

Specifies the list of shared disks to be included in the SQL Server failover cluster resource group.

Default value:

The first drive is used as the default drive for all databases.

SQL Server Setup Control

/FAILOVERCLUSTERIPADDRESSES

Required

Specifies the list of IP addresses for the SQL Server failover cluster.

SQL Server Setup Control

/FAILOVERCLUSTERNETWORKNAME

Required

Specifies the network name for the new SQL Server failover cluster. This name is used to identify the new SQL Server failover cluster instance on the network.

SQL Server Agent

/AGTSVCACCOUNT

Required

Specifies the account for the SQL Server Agent service.

SQL Server Agent

/AGTSVCPASSWORD

Required

Specifies the password for SQL Server Agent service account.

SQL Server Agent

/AGTDOMAINGROUP

Required1

Specifies global or local security domain group for the SQL Server Agent service. All resource permissions are controlled by domain-level security group that includes the service account as a member.

Analysis Services

/ASBACKUPDIR

Optional

Specifies the directory for Analysis Services backup files.

Default values:

  • For WOW mode on 64-bit: %Program Files(x86)%\Microsoft SQL Server\<INSTANCEDIR>\<ASInstanceID>\OLAP\Backup.

  • For all other installations:%Program Files%\Microsoft SQL Server\<INSTANCEDIR>\<ASInstanceID>\OLAP\Backup.

Analysis Services

/ASCOLLATION

Optional

Specifies the collation setting for Analysis Services.

Default value:

  • Latin1_General_CI_AS

Analysis Services

/ASCONFIGDIR

Optional

Specifies the directory for Analysis Services configuration files.

Default values:

  • For WOW mode on 64-bit: %Program Files(x86)%\Microsoft SQL Server\<INSTANCEDIR>\<ASInstanceID>\OLAP\Config.

  • For all other installations: %Program Files%\Microsoft SQL Server\<INSTANCEDIR>\<ASInstanceID>\OLAP\Config.

Analysis Services

/ASDATADIR

Optional

Specifies the directory for Analysis Services data files.

Default values:

  • For WOW mode on 64-bit: %Program Files(x86)%\Microsoft SQL Server\<INSTANCEDIR>\<ASInstanceID>\OLAP\Data.

  • For all other installations: %Program Files%\Microsoft SQL Server\<INSTANCEDIR>\<ASInstanceID>\OLAP\Data.

Analysis Services

/ASLOGDIR

Optional

Specifies the directory for Analysis Services log files.

Default values:

  • For WOW mode on 64-bit: %Program Files(x86)%\Microsoft SQL Server\<INSTANCEDIR>\<ASInstanceID>\OLAP\Log.

  • For all other installations: %Program Files%\Microsoft SQL Server\<INSTANCEDIR>\<ASInstanceID>\OLAP\Log.

Analysis Services

/ASSYSADMINACCOUNTS

Required

Specifies the administrator credentials for Analysis Services.

Analysis Services

/ASTEMPDIR

Optional

Specifies the directory for Analysis Services temporary files.

Default values:

  • For WOW mode on 64-bit: %Program Files(x86)%\Microsoft SQL Server\<INSTANCEDIR>\<ASInstanceID>\OLAP\Temp.

  • For all other installations: %Program Files%\Microsoft SQL Server\<INSTANCEDIR>\<ASInstanceID>\OLAP\Temp.

Analysis Services

/ASPROVIDERMSOLAP

Optional

Specifies whether the MSOLAP provider can run in-process.

Default value:

  • 1=enabled

Analysis Services

/ASDOMAINGROUP

Required1

Specifies the global or local security domain group for Analysis Services service. All resource permissions are controlled by the domain-level security group that includes the service account as a member.

SQL Server Database Engine

/INSTALLSQLDATADIR

Required only if no shared disk is available

Specifies the data directory for SQL Server data files.

If INSTALLDATADIR is not specified and there are shared disks available, the first available shared disk is set as the data directory.

SQL Server Database Engine

/SAPWD

Required when /SECURITYMODE=SQL

Specifies the password for the SQL Server sa account.

SQL Server Database Engine

/SECURITYMODE

Optional

Specifies the security mode for SQL Server.

If this parameter is not supplied, then Windows-only authentication mode is supported.

Supported value:

  • SQL

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLBACKUPDIR

Optional

Specifies the directory for backup files.

Default value:

  • <InstallSQLDataDir>\ <SQLInstanceID>\MSSQL\Backup.

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLCOLLATION

Optional

Specifies the collation settings for SQL Server.

Default value:

  • SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CS_AS

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLSVCACCOUNT

Required

Specifies the startup account for the SQL Server service.

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLSVCPASSWORD

Required

Specifies the password for SQLSVCACCOUNT.

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLSYSADMINACCOUNTS

Required

Use this parameter to provision logins to be members of the sysadmin role.

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLTEMPDBDIR

Optional

Specifies the directory for the data files for tempdb.

Default value:

  • <InstallSQLDataDir>\ <SQLInstanceID>\MSSQL\Data

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLTEMPDBLOGDIR

Optional

Specifies the directory for the log files for tempdb.

Default value:

  • <InstallSQLDataDir>\ <SQLInstanceID>\MSSQL\Data

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLUSERDBDIR

Optional

Specifies the directory for the data files for user databases.

Default value:

  • <InstallSQLDataDir>\ <SQLInstanceID>\MSSQL\Data

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLUSERDBLOGDIR

Optional

Specifies the directory for the log files for user databases.

Default value:

  • <InstallSQLDataDir>\ <SQLInstanceID>\MSSQL\Data

SQL Server Database Engine

/USESYSDB

Optional

Specifies the location of the SQL Server system databases to use for this installation.

The path that is specified must not include the "\Data" suffix.

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLDOMAINGROUP

Required1

Specifies global or local security domain group for the SQL Server Database Engine service. All resource permissions are controlled by domain-level security group that includes the service account as a member.

FILESTREAM

/FILESTREAMLEVEL

Optional

Specifies the access level for the FILESTREAM feature.

Supported values:

  • 0 =Disable FILESTREAM support for this instance. (Default value)

  • 1=Enable FILESTREAM for Transact-SQL access.

  • 2=Enable FILESTREAM for Transact-SQL and file I/O streaming access. (Not valid for cluster scenarios)

  • 3=Allow remote clients to have streaming access to FILESTREAM data.

FILESTREAM

/FILESTREAMSHARENAME

Optional

Required when FILESTREAMLEVEL is greater than 1.

Specifies the name of the windows share in which the FILESTREAM data will be stored.

SQL Server Full Text

/FTSVCACCOUNT

Optional

Specifies the account for Full-Text filter launcher service.

This parameter is ignored in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista operating systems. ServiceSID will be used to help secure the communication between SQL Server and Full-text Filter Daemon. 

If the values are not provided the Full-text Filter Launcher Service will be disabled. You have to use SQL Server Control Manager to change the service account and enable full-text functionality.

Default value:

  • Local Service Account

SQL Server Full Text

/FTSVCPASSWORD

Optional

Specifies the password for the Full-Text filter launcher service.

This parameter is ignored in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista operating systems.

Integration Services

/ISSVCACCOUNT

Required

Specifies the account for Integration Services.

Default value:

  • NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE

Integration Services

/ISSVCPASSWORD

Required

Specifies the Integration Services password.

Integration Services

/ISSVCStartupType

Optional

Specifies the startup mode for the Integration Services service.

Reporting Services

/RSINSTALLMODE

Optional

Specifies the Install mode for Reporting Services.

Reporting Services

/RSSVCACCOUNT

Required

Specifies the startup account for Reporting Services.

Reporting Services

/RSSVCPASSWORD

Required

Specifies the password for the startup account for Reporting Services service.

Reporting Services

/RSSVCStartupType

Optional

Specifies the startup mode for Reporting Services.

1This parameter is required on Windows Server 2003 and in-place upgrade from SQL Server 2000 Failover Cluster to SQL Server 2008 Failover Cluster. It is optional for installations on Windows Server 2008.

Additional Notes:

Do not use domain groups on Windows Server 2008 for new installations. We recommend that you use ServiceSID on Windows Server 2008.

The Database Engine and Analysis Services are the only components that are cluster-aware. Other features are not cluster-aware and do not have high availability through failover.

Sample Syntax:

To install a single-node SQL Server failover cluster instance with the Database Engine and Analysis Services, default instance.

setup.exe /q /ACTION=InstallFailoverCluster /InstanceName=MSSQLSERVER /INDICATEPROGRESS /ASSYSADMINACCOUNTS="<DomainName\UserName>" /ASDATADIR=<Drive>:\OLAP\Data /ASLOGDIR=<Drive>:\OLAP\Log /ASBACKUPDIR=<Drive>:\OLAP\Backup /ASCONFIGDIR=<Drive>:\OLAP\Config /ASTEMPDIR=<Drive>:\OLAP\Temp /FAILOVERCLUSTERDISKS="<Cluster Disk Resource Name - for example, 'Disk S:'" /FAILOVERCLUSTERNETWORKNAME="<Insert Network Name>" /FAILOVERCLUSTERIPADDRESSES="IPv4;xx.xxx.xx.xx;Local Area Connection;xxx.xxx.xxx.x" /FAILOVERCLUSTERGROUP="MSSQLSERVER" /Features=AS,SQL /ASSVCACCOUNT="<DomainName\UserName>" /ASSVCPASSWORD="xxxxxxxxxxx" /ASDOMAINGROUP="<DomainName\DomainGroup>" /AGTSVCACCOUNT="<DomainName\UserName>" /AGTSVCPASSWORD="xxxxxxxxxxx" /SQLDOMAINGROUP="<DomainName\DomainGroup>" /INSTALLSQLDATADIR="<Drive>:\<Path>\MSSQLSERVER" /SQLCOLLATION="SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CS_AS" /SQLSVCACCOUNT="<DomainName\UserName>" /SQLSVCPASSWORD="xxxxxxxxxxx" /SQLSYSADMINACCOUNTS="<DomainName\UserName>

Prepare Failover Cluster Parameters

Use the parameters in the following table to develop command-line scripts for Failover Cluster prepare. This is the first step in advanced cluster installation, where you have to prepare the failover cluster instances on all the nodes of the failover cluster. For more information, see Getting Started with SQL Server 2008 Failover Clustering.

SQL Server component

Parameter

Description

SQL Server Setup Control

/ACTION

Required

Required to indicate the failover cluster prepare work flow.

Supported values:

  • PrepareFailoverCluster

SQL Server Setup Control

/CONFIGURATIONFILE

Optional

Specifies the ConfigurationFile to use.

SQL Server Setup Control

/ERRORREPORTING

Optional

Specifies the error reporting for SQL Server.

For more information, see Privacy Statement for the Microsoft Error Reporting Service.

Supported values:

  • 1=enabled

  • 0=disabled

SQL Server Setup Control

/FEATURES

Required

Specifies components to install.

SQL Server Setup Control

/HELP, H, ?

Optional

Displays the usage options for the parameters.

SQL Server Setup Control

/INDICATEPROGRESS

Optional

Specifies that the verbose Setup log file will be piped to the console.

SQL Server Setup Control

/INSTALLSHAREDDIR

Optional

Specifies a nondefault installation directory for 64-bit shared components.

SQL Server Setup Control

/INSTALLSHAREDWOWDIR

Optional

Specifies a nondefault installation directory for 32-bit shared components. Supported only on a 64-bit system.

SQL Server Setup Control

/INSTANCEDIR

Optional

Specifies nondefault installation directory for instance specific components.

SQL Server Setup Control

/INSTANCEID

Optional

Specifies a nondefault value for an InstanceID.

SQL Server Setup Control

/INSTANCENAME

Required

Specifies a SQL Server instance name.

For more information, see Instance Configuration.Instance Configuration.

SQL Server Setup Control

/PID

Optional

Specifies the product key for the edition of If this parameter is not specified, SQL Server 2008 Enterprise Evaluation is used.

SQL Server Setup Control

/Q

Optional

Specifies that Setup runs in a quiet mode without any user interface. This is used for unattended installations.

SQL Server Setup Control

/SQMREPORTING

Optional

Specifies feature usage reporting for SQL Server.

For more information, see Privacy Statement for the Microsoft Error Reporting Service.

Supported values:

  • 1=enabled

  • 0=disabled

SQL Server Setup Control

/HIDECONSOLE

Optional

Specifies that the console window is hidden or closed.

SQL Server Agent

/AGTSVCACCOUNT

Required

Specifies the account for the SQL Server Agent service.

SQL Server Agent

/AGTSVCPASSWORD

Required

Specifies the password for SQL Server Agent service account.

SQL Server Agent

/AGTDOMAINGROUP

Required1

Specifies global or local security domain group for the SQL Server Agent service. All resource permissions are controlled by domain-level security group that includes the service account as a member.

Analysis Services

/ASSVCACCOUNT

Required

Specifies the account for the Analysis Services service.

Analysis Services

/ASSVCPASSWORD

Required

Specifies the password for the Analysis Services service.

Analysis Services

/ASDOMAINGROUP

Required1

Specifies the global or local security domain group for Analysis Services service. All resource permissions are controlled by the domain-level security group that includes the service account as a member.

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLSVCACCOUNT

Required

Specifies the startup account for the SQL Server service.

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLSVCPASSWORD

Required

Specifies the password for SQLSVCACCOUNT.

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLDOMAINGROUP

Required1

Specifies global or local security domain group for the SQL Server Database Engine service. All resource permissions are controlled by domain-level security group that includes the service account as a member.

FILESTREAM

/FILESTREAMLEVEL

Optional

Specifies the access level for the FILESTREAM feature.

Supported values:

  • 0 =Disable FILESTREAM support for this instance. (Default value)

  • 1=Enable FILESTREAM for Transact-SQL access.

  •  2=Enable FILESTREAM for Transact-SQL and file I/O streaming access. (Not valid for Cluster scenarios)

  • 3=Allow remote clients to have streaming access to FILESTREAM data.

FILESTREAM

/FILESTREAMSHARENAME

Optional

Required when FILESTREAMLEVEL is greater than 1.

Specifies the name of the windows share in which the FILESTREAM data will be stored.

SQL Server Full Text

/FTSVCACCOUNT

Optional

Specifies the account for Full-Text filter launcher service.

This parameter is ignored in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista operating systems. ServiceSID will be used to help secure the communication between SQL Server and Full-text Filter Daemon. 

If the values are not provided the Full-text Filter Launcher Service will be disabled. You have to use SQL Server Control Manager to change the service account and enable full-text functionality.

Default value:

  • Local Service Account

SQL Server Full Text

/FTSVCPASSWORD

Optional

Specifies the password for the Full-Text filter launcher service.

This parameter is ignored in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista operating systems.

Integration Services

/ISSVCACCOUNT

Required

Specifies the account for Integration Services.

Default value:

  • NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE

Integration Services

/ISSVCPASSWORD

Required

Specifies the Integration Services password.

Integration Services

/ISSVCStartupType

Optional

Specifies the startup mode for the Integration Services service.

Reporting Services

/RSINSTALLMODE

Available only on Files only mode.

Specifies the Install mode for Reporting Services.

Reporting Services

/RSSVCACCOUNT

Required

Specifies the startup account for Reporting Services.

Reporting Services

/RSSVCPASSWORD

Required

Specifies the password for the startup account for Reporting Services service.

Reporting Services

/RSSVCStartupType

Optional

Specifies the startup mode for Reporting Services.

1This parameter is required on Windows Server 2003 and in-place upgrade from SQL Server 2000 or SQL Server 2005 Failover Cluster to SQL Server 2008 Failover Cluster. It is optional for installations on Windows 2008.

Sample Syntax:

To perform the "Preparation" step of a failover cluster advanced installation scenario for the Database Engine and Analysis Services.

Run the following command at the command prompt to prepare a default instance:

setup.exe /q /ACTION=PrepareFailoverCluster /InstanceName=MSSQLSERVER /Features=AS,SQL /INDICATEPROGRESS /ASSVCACCOUNT="<DomainName\UserName>" /ASSVCPASSWORD="xxxxxxxxxxx" /ASDOMAINGROUP="<DomainName\DomainGroup>" /SQLSVCACCOUNT="<DomainName\UserName>" /SQLSVCPASSWORD="xxxxxxxxxxx" /SQLDOMAINGROUP="<DomainName\DomainGroup>" /AGTSVCACCOUNT="<DomainName\UserName>" /AGTSVCPASSWORD="xxxxxxxxxxx"

Run the following command at the command prompt to prepare a named instance:

setup.exe /q /ACTION=PrepareFailoverCluster /InstanceName="<Insert Instance name>" /Features=AS,SQL /INDICATEPROGRESS /ASSVCACCOUNT="<DomainName\UserName>" /ASSVCPASSWORD="xxxxxxxxxxx" /ASDOMAINGROUP="<DomainName\DomainGroup>" /SQLSVCACCOUNT="<DomainName\UserName>" /SQLSVCPASSWORD="xxxxxxxxxxx" /SQLDOMAINGROUP="<DomainName\DomainGroup>" /AGTSVCACCOUNT="<DomainName\UserName>" /AGTSVCPASSWORD="xxxxxxxxxxx"

Complete Failover Cluster Parameters

Use the parameters in the following table to develop command-line scripts Failover Cluster complete. This is the second step in the advanced failover cluster install option. After you have run prepare on all the failover cluster nodes, you run this command on the node that owns the shared disk(s). For more information, see Getting Started with SQL Server 2008 Failover Clustering.

SQL Server component

Parameter

Description

SQL Server Setup Control

/ACTION

Required

Required to indicate the failover cluster complete work flow.

Supported values:

  • CompleteFailoverCluster

SQL Server Setup Control

/FAILOVERCLUSTERGROUP

Optional

Specifies the name of the resource group to be used for the SQL Server failover cluster. It can be the name of an existing cluster group or the name of a new resource group.

Default value:

SQLServer(<InstanceName>)

SQL Server Setup Control

/CONFIGURATIONFILE

Optional

Specifies the ConfigurationFile to use.

SQL Server Setup Control

/ERRORREPORTING

Optional

Specifies the error reporting for SQL Server.

For more information, see Privacy Statement for the Microsoft Error Reporting Service.

Supported values:

  • 1=enabled

  • 0=disabled

SQL Server Setup Control

/HELP, H, ?

Optional

Displays the usage options for the parameters.

SQL Server Setup Control

/INDICATEPROGRESS

Optional

Specifies that the verbose Setup log file will be piped to the console.

SQL Server Setup Control

/INSTANCENAME

Required

Specifies a SQL Server instance name.

For more information, see Instance Configuration.Instance Configuration

SQL Server Setup Control

/PID

Optional

Specifies the product key for the edition of If this parameter is not specified, SQL Server 2008 Enterprise Evaluation is used.

SQL Server Setup Control

/Q

Optional

Specifies that Setup runs in a quiet mode without any user interface. This is used for unattended installations.

SQL Server Setup Control

/SQMREPORTING

Optional

Specifies feature usage reporting for SQL Server.

For more information, see Privacy Statement for the Microsoft Error Reporting Service.

Supported values:

  • 1=enabled

  • 0=disabled

SQL Server Setup Control

/HIDECONSOLE

Optional

Specifies that the console window is hidden or closed.

SQL Server Setup Control

/FAILOVERCLUSTERDISKS

Required

Specifies the list of shared disks to be included in the SQL Server failover cluster resource group.

Default value:

The first drive is used as the default drive for all databases.

SQL Server Setup Control

/FAILOVERCLUSTERIPADDRESSES

Required

Specifies the list of IP addresses for the SQL Server failover cluster.

SQL Server Setup Control

/FAILOVERCLUSTERNETWORKNAME

Required

Specifies the network name for the new SQL Server failover cluster. This name is used to identify the new SQL Server failover cluster instance on the network.

Analysis Services

/ASBACKUPDIR

Optional

Specifies the directory for Analysis Services backup files.

Default values:

  • For WOW mode on 64-bit: %Program Files(x86)%\Microsoft SQL Server\<INSTANCEDIR>\<ASInstanceID>\OLAP\Backup.

  • For all other installations:%Program Files%\Microsoft SQL Server\<INSTANCEDIR>\<ASInstanceID>\OLAP\Backup.

Analysis Services

/ASCOLLATION

Optional

Specifies the collation setting for Analysis Services.

Default value:

  • Latin1_General_CI_AS

Analysis Services

/ASCONFIGDIR

Optional

Specifies the directory for Analysis Services configuration files.

Default values:

  • For WOW mode on 64-bit: %Program Files(x86)%\Microsoft SQL Server\<INSTANCEDIR>\<ASInstanceID>\OLAP\Config.

  • For all other installations: %Program Files%\Microsoft SQL Server\<INSTANCEDIR>\<ASInstanceID>\OLAP\Config.

Analysis Services

/ASDATADIR

Optional

Specifies the directory for Analysis Services data files.

Default values:

  • For WOW mode on 64-bit: %Program Files(x86)%\Microsoft SQL Server\<INSTANCEDIR>\<ASInstanceID>\OLAP\Data.

  • For all other installations: %Program Files%\Microsoft SQL Server\<INSTANCEDIR>\<ASInstanceID>\OLAP\Data.

Analysis Services

/ASLOGDIR

Optional

Specifies the directory for Analysis Services log files.

Default values:

  • For WOW mode on 64-bit: %Program Files(x86)%\Microsoft SQL Server\ <INSTANCEDIR>\<ASInstanceID>\OLAP\Log.

  • For all other installations: %Program Files%\Microsoft SQL Server\ <INSTANCEDIR>\<ASInstanceID>\OLAP\Log.

Analysis Services

/ASSYSADMINACCOUNTS

Required

Specifies the administrator credentials for Analysis Services.

Analysis Services

/ASTEMPDIR

Optional

Specifies the directory for Analysis Services temporary files.

Default values:

  • For WOW mode on 64-bit: %Program Files(x86)%\Microsoft SQL Server\ <INSTANCEDIR>\<ASInstanceID>\OLAP\Temp.

  • For all other installations: %Program Files%\Microsoft SQL Server\ <INSTANCEDIR>\<ASInstanceID>\OLAP\Temp.

Analysis Services

/ASPROVIDERMSOLAP

Optional

Specifies whether the MSOLAP provider can run in-process.

Default value:

  • 1=enabled

SQL Server Database Engine

/INSTALLSQLDATADIR

Required only if no shared disk is available

Specifies the data directory for SQL Server data files.

If INSTALLDATADIR is not specified and there are shared disks available, the first available shared disk is set as the data directory.

SQL Server Database Engine

/SAPWD

Required when /SECURITYMODE=SQL

Specifies the password for the SQL Server sa account.

SQL Server Database Engine

/SECURITYMODE

Optional

Specifies the security mode for SQL Server.

If this parameter is not supplied, then Windows-only authentication mode is supported

Supported values:

  • SQL

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLBACKUPDIR

Optional

Specifies the directory for backup files.

Default value:

  • <InstallSQLDataDir>\ <SQLInstanceID>\MSSQL\Backup.

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLCOLLATION

Optional

Specifies the collation settings for SQL Server.

Default value:

  • SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CS_AS

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLSYSADMINACCOUNTS

Required

Use this parameter to provision logins to be members of the sysadmin role.

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLTEMPDBDIR

Optional

Specifies the directory for the data files for tempdb.

Default value:

  • <InstallSQLDataDir>\ <SQLInstanceID>\MSSQL\Data.

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLTEMPDBLOGDIR

Optional

Specifies the directory for the l files for tempdb.

Default value:

  • <InstallSQLDataDir>\ <SQLInstanceID>\MSSQL\Data

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLUSERDBDIR

Optional

Specifies the directory for the data files for user databases.

Default value:

  • <InstallSQLDataDir>\ <SQLInstanceID>\MSSQL\Data

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLUSERDBLOGDIR

Optional

Specifies the directory for the log files for user databases.

Default value:

  • <InstallSQLDataDir>\ <SQLInstanceID>\MSSQL\Data

SQL Server Database Engine

/USESYSDB

Optional

Specifies the location of the SQL Server system databases to use for this installation.

The path that is specified must not include the "\Data" suffix.

Reporting Services

/RSINSTALLMODE

Available on files only mode.

Specifies the Install mode for Reporting Services.

Sample Syntax:

To perform the "Completion" step of a failover cluster advanced installation scenario for the Database Engine and Analysis Services. Run the following command on the computer that will be the active node in the failover cluster to make it usable. You must run the "CompleteFailoverCluster" action on the node that owns the shared disk in the Analysis Services failover cluster.

Run the following command at the command prompt to complete failover cluster installation for a default instance:

setup.exe /q /ACTION=CompleteFailoverCluster /InstanceName=MSSQLSERVER /INDICATEPROGRESS /ASSYSADMINACCOUNTS="<DomainName\Username>" /ASDATADIR=<Drive>:\OLAP\Data /ASLOGDIR=<Drive>:\OLAP\Log /ASBACKUPDIR=<Drive>:\OLAP\Backup /ASCONFIGDIR=<Drive>:\OLAP\Config /ASTEMPDIR=<Drive>:\OLAP\Temp /FAILOVERCLUSTERDISKS="<Cluster Disk Resource Name - for example, 'Disk S:'>:" /FAILOVERCLUSTERNETWORKNAME="<Insert FOI Network Name>" /FAILOVERCLUSTERIPADDRESSES="IPv4;xx.xxx.xx.xx;Local Area Connection;xxx.xxx.xxx.x" /FAILOVERCLUSTERGROUP="MSSQLSERVER" /INSTALLSQLDATADIR="<Drive>:\<Path>\MSSQLSERVER" /SQLCOLLATION="SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CS_AS" /SQLSYSADMINACCOUNTS="<DomainName\UserName>"

Run the following command at the command prompt to complete failover cluster installation for a named instance:

setup.exe /q /ACTION=CompleteFailoverCluster /InstanceName="<Insert Instance Name>" /INDICATEPROGRESS /ASSYSADMINACCOUNTS="<DomainName\UserName>" /ASDATADIR=<Drive>:\KATMAI\Data /ASLOGDIR=<drive>:\KATMAI\Log /ASBACKUPDIR=<Drive>:\KATMAI\Backup /ASCONFIGDIR=<Drive>:\KATMAI\Config /ASTEMPDIR=<Drive>:\KATMAI\Temp /FAILOVERCLUSTERDISKS="<Cluster Disk Resource Name - for example, 'Disk S:'>" /FAILOVERCLUSTERNETWORKNAME="CompNamedFOI" /FAILOVERCLUSTERIPADDRESSES="IPv4;xx.xxx.xx.xx;Local Area Connection;xxx.xxx.xxx.x" /FAILOVERCLUSTERGROUP="<Insert New Group Name>" /INSTALLSQLDATADIR="<Drive>:\<Path>\MSSQLSERVER_KATMAI" /SQLCOLLATION="SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CS_AS" /SQLSYSADMINACCOUNTS="<DomainName\Username>"

Upgrade Failover Cluster Parameters

Use the parameters in the following table to develop command-line scripts for failover cluster upgrade. cluster upgrade. For more information, see How to: Upgrade a SQL Server Failover Cluster Instance (Setup) and Getting Started with SQL Server 2008 Failover Clustering.

SQL Server component

Parameter

Description

SQL Server Setup Control

/ACTION

Required

Required to indicate the installation workflow.

Supported values:

  • Upgrade

SQL Server Setup Control

/CONFIGURATIONFILE

Optional

Specifies the ConfigurationFile to use.

SQL Server Setup Control

/ERRORREPORTING

Optional

Specifies the error reporting for SQL Server.

For more information, see Privacy Statement for the Microsoft Error Reporting Service.

Supported values:

  • 1=enabled

  • 0=disabled

SQL Server Setup Control

/HELP, H, ?

Optional

Displays the usage options for the parameters.

SQL Server Setup Control

/INDICATEPROGRESS

Optional

Specifies that the verbose Setup log file will be piped to the console.

SQL Server Setup Control

/ INSTANCEDIR

Optional

Specifies a nondefault installation directory for shared components.

SQL Server Setup Control

/INSTANCEID

Required when you upgrade from SQL Server 2008

Optional when you upgrade from SQL Server 2000 and SQL Server 2005

Specifies a nondefault value for an InstanceID.

SQL Server Setup Control

/INSTANCENAME

Required

Specifies a SQL Server instance name.

For more information, see Instance Configuration.Instance Configuration

SQL Server Setup Control

/PID

Optional

Specifies the product key for the edition of If this parameter is not specified, SQL Server 2008 Enterprise Evaluation is used.

SQL Server Setup Control

/Q

Optional

Specifies that Setup runs in a quiet mode without any user interface. This is used for unattended installations.

SQL Server Setup Control

/SQMREPORTING

Optional

Specifies feature usage reporting for SQL Server.

For more information, see Privacy Statement for the Microsoft Error Reporting Service.

Supported values:

  • 1=enabled

  • 0=disabled

SQL Server Setup Control

/HIDECONSOLE

Optional

Specifies that the console window is hidden or closed.

SQL Server Setup Control

/FAILOVERCLUSTERROLLOWNERSHIP

Specifies the failover behavior during upgrade.

SQL Server Browser Service

/BROWSERSVCSTARTUPTYPE

Optional

Specifies the startup mode for SQL Server Browser service

Supported values:

  • Automatic

  • Disabled

  • Manual

SQL Server Full-Text

/FTUPGRADEOPTION

Optional

Specifies the Full-Text catalog upgrade option.

Supported values:

  • REBUILD

  • RESET

  • IMPORT

Integration Services

/ISSVCACCOUNT

Required

Specifies the account for Integration Services.

Default value:

  • NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE

Integration Services

/ISSVCPASSWORD

Required

Specifies the Integration Services password.

Integration Services

/ISSVCStartupType

Optional

Specifies the startup mode for the Integration Services service.

Reporting Services

/RSUPGRADEDATABASEACCOUNT

Optional

Reporting Services

/RSUPGRADEPASSWORD

Optional

Add Node Parameters

Use the parameters in the following table to develop command-line scripts for AddNode.

SQL Server component

Parameter

Description

SQL Server Setup Control

/ACTION

Required

Required to indicate AddNode work flow.

Supported value:

  • AddNode

SQL Server Setup Control

/CONFIGURATIONFILE

Optional

Specifies the ConfigurationFile to use.

SQL Server Setup Control

/HELP, H, ?

Optional

Displays the usage options for the parameters.

SQL Server Setup Control

/INDICATEPROGRESS

Optional

Specifies that the verbose Setup log file will be piped to the console.

SQL Server Setup Control

/INSTANCENAME

Required

Specifies a SQL Server instance name.

For more information, see Instance Configuration.Instance Configuration

SQL Server Setup Control

/PID

Optional

Specifies the product key for the edition of If this parameter is not specified, SQL Server 2008 Enterprise Evaluation is used.

SQL Server Setup Control

/Q

Optional

Specifies that Setup runs in a quiet mode without any user interface. This is used for unattended installations.

SQL Server Setup Control

/HIDECONSOLE

Optional

Specifies that the console window is hidden or closed.

SQL Server Agent

/AGTSVCACCOUNT

Required

Specifies the account for the SQL Server Agent service.

SQL Server Agent

/AGTSVCPASSWORD

Required

Specifies the password for SQL Server Agent service account.

Analysis Services

/ASSVCACCOUNT

Required

Specifies the account for the Analysis Services service.

Analysis Services

/ASSVCPASSWORD

Required

Specifies the password for the Analysis Services service.

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLSVCACCOUNT

Required

Specifies the startup account for the SQL Server service.

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLSVCPASSWORD

Required

Specifies the password for SQLSVCACCOUNT.

Integration Services

/ISSVCPASSWORD

Required

Specifies the Integration Services password.

Reporting Services

/RSINSTALLMODE

Available in Files only mode

Specifies the Install mode for Reporting Services.

Reporting Services

/RSSVCPASSWORD

Required

Specifies the startup account password for the Reporting Services service.

Additional Notes:

The Database Engine and Analysis Services are the only components that are cluster-aware. Other features are not cluster-aware and do not have high availability through failover.

Sample Syntax:

To add a node to an existing failover cluster instance with the Database Engine and Analysis Services.

setup.exe /q /ACTION=AddNode /INSTANCENAME="<Insert Instance Name>" /SQLSVCACCOUNT="<SQL account that is used on other nodes>" /SQLSVCPASSWORD="<password for SQL account>" /AGTSVCACCOUNT="<SQL Server Agent account that is used on other nodes>", /AGTSVCPASSWORD="<SQL Server Agent account password>" /ASSVCACCOUNT="<AS account that is used on other nodes>" /ASSVCPASSWORD=”<password for AS account>” /INDICATEPROGRESS

Remove Node Parameters

Use the parameters in the following table to develop command-line scripts for RemoveNode. To uninstall a failover cluster, you must run RemoveNode on each failover cluster node. For more information, see Getting Started with SQL Server 2008 Failover Clustering.

SQL Server component

Parameter

Description

SQL Server Setup Control

/ACTION

Required

Required to indicate RemoveNode work flow.

Supported value:

  • RemoveNode

SQL Server Setup Control

/CONFIGURATIONFILE

Optional

Specifies the ConfigurationFile to use.

SQL Server Setup Control

/HELP, H, ?

Optional

Displays the usage options for the parameters.

SQL Server Setup Control

/INDICATEPROGRESS

Optional

Specifies that the verbose Setup log file will be piped to the console.

SQL Server Setup Control

/INSTANCENAME

Required

Specifies a SQL Server instance name.

For more information, see Instance Configuration.Instance Configuration.

SQL Server Setup Control

/Q

Optional

Specifies that Setup runs in a quiet mode without any user interface. This is used for unattended installations.

SQL Server Setup Control

/HIDECONSOLE

Optional

Specifies that the console window is hidden or closed.

Sample Syntax:

To remove a node from an existing failover cluster instance with the Database Engine and Analysis Services.

setup.exe /q /ACTION=RemoveNode /INSTANCENAME="<Insert Instance Name>" [/INDICATEPROGRESS]

Use the following table to find supported parameter mapping from the previous SQL Server versions.

SQL Server 2005

Supported in SQL Server 2008

Replacement Parameter in SQL Server 2008

Comments

/QB

No

/QS will be supported

/QN

No

/ADDLOCAL

No

/ACTION=Install and /FEATURES

/ADDNODE

No

To add a node to SQL Server 2008 cluster, run setup on the node to be added and specify "new" AddNode action.

/ADMINPASSWORD

No

SQL Server 2008 cluster setup does not support remote deployment.

/AGTACCOUNT

Yes

/AGTSVCACCOUNT

/AGTAUTOSTART

Yes

/AGTSVCSTARTUPTYPE

/AGTCLUSTERGROUP

Yes

/AGTDOMAINGROUP

/AGTPASSWORD

Yes

/AGTSVCPASSWORD

/ASACCOUNT

Yes

/ASSVCACCOUNT

/ASAUTOSTART

Yes

/ASSVCSTARTUPTYPE

/ASCOLLATION

Yes

/ASPASSWORD

Yes

/ASSVCPASSWORD

/DISABLENETWORKPROTOCOLS

No

/ERRORREPORTING

Yes

/ENABLERANU

Yes

/FTSCLUSTERGROUP

No

FTS changes to IFTS for SQL Server 2008 as part of SQL Server Database Engine. You do not have to have a separate IFTS group.

/GROUP

Yes

/FAILOVERCLUSTERGROUP

/INSTALLASDATADIR

Yes

/ASDATADIR

/INSTALLSQLDATADIR

No

  • /SQLUSERDBDIR

  • /SQLUSERDBLOGDIR

  • /SQLBACKUPDIR

  • /SQLTEMPDBDIR

  • /SQLTEMPDBLOGDIR

/INSTALLSQLDIR

Yes

/INSTANCEDIR

/INSTALLSQLSHAREDDIR

Yes

  • /InstallShareDir32

  • /InstallShareDir64

/INSTALLVS

No

/FEATURES

Features that can be clustered:

  • Analysis Services

  • SQL Server Database Engine

/INSTANCENAME

Yes

/IP

Yes

/FAILOVERCLUSTERIPADDRESSES

/ISACCOUNT

Yes

/ISSVCACCOUNT

/ISPASSWORD

Yes

/ISSVCPASSWORD

/ISAUTOSTART

Yes

/ISSVCSTARTUPTYPE

/PIDKEY

Yes

/PID

/REBUILDDATABASE

No

/ACTION

Use /ACTION=RebuildDatabase

/REINSTALL

No

/REINSTALLMODE

No

/REMOVE

No

/ACTION and /FEATURES

/REMOVENODE

No

To remove a node from SQL Server 2008 cluster, run Setup on the node to be removed and specify the RemoveNode action.

/RSACCOUNT

Yes

/RSSVCACCOUNT

/RSAUTOSTART

Yes

/RSSVCSTSRTUPTYPE

/RSCONFIGURATION

Yes

/RSINSTALLMODE

/RSPASSWORD

Yes

/RSSVCPASSWORD

/SAMPLEDATABASE

No

/SAPWD

Yes

/SAVESYSDB

Yes

/SECURITYMODE

Yes

/SKUUPGRADE

No

/ACTION and /FEATURES

/SQLACCOUNT

Yes

/SQLSVCACCOUNT

/SQLAUTOSTART

Yes

/SQLSVCSTARTUPTYPE

/SQLBROWSERACCOUNT

Yes

/BROWSERSVRACCOUNT

/SQLBROWSERPASSWORD

Yes

/BROWSERSVRPASSWORD

/SQLBROWSERAUTOSTART

Yes

/BROWSERSVRSTARTUPTYPE

/SQLCLUSTERGROUP

Yes

/SQLDOMAINGROUP

/SQLCOLLATION

Yes

/SQLPASSWORD

Yes

/SQLSVCPASSWORD

/UPGRADE

No

/ACTION and /FEATURES

/USESYSDB

Yes

/VS

Yes

/FAILOVERCLUSTERNETWORKNAME

/RSUpgradeDatabase

Yes

/RSUpgradeDatabase

/RSUpgradePassword

Yes

/RSUpgradePassword

You can configure the SQL Server 2008 services by using a built-in account, local account, or domain account.

NoteNote

When you use a built-in account, you should not specify the corresponding password parameters.

For more information about service account configuration, see SQL Server Configuration - Service Accountsand Setting Up Windows Service Accounts.

SQL Server component

Account parameter

Password parameter

Startup type

SQL Server Agent

/AGTSVCACCOUNT

/AGTSVCPASSWORD

/AGTSVCSTARTUPTYPE

Analysis Services

/ASSVCACCOUNT

/ASSVCPASSWORD

/ASSVCSTARTUPTYPE

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLSVCACCOUNT

/SQLSVCPASSWORD

/SQLSVCSTARTUPTYPE

Integration Services

/ISSVCACCOUNT

/ISSVCPASSWORD

/ISSVCSTARTUPTYPE

Reporting Services

/RSSVCACCOUNT

/RSSVCPASSWORD

/RSSVCSTARTUPTYPE

To install specific features, use the /FEATURES parameter and specify the parent feature or feature values in the following table.

Parent feature parameter

Feature parameter

Description

SQL

Installs the SQL Server Database Engine, Replication, and Fulltext components.

SQLEngine

Installs just the SQL Server Database Engine.

Replication

Installs the Replication component. The SQLEngine value has to be specified with this value.

FullText

Installs the FullText component. The SQLEngine value has to be specified with this value.

AS

Installs all Analysis Services components.

RS

Installs all Reporting Services components.

IS

Installs all Integration Services components.

Tools

Installs client tools and SQL Server Books Online.

BC

Installs backward compatibility components.

BOL

Installs SQL Server Books Online.

BIDS

Installs Business Intelligence Development Studio.

Conn

Installs connectivity components.

SSMS

Installs SQL Server Management Tools – Basic.

This includes the following:

  • SQL Server Management Studio support for the SQL Server Database Engine, SQL Server Express, sqlcmd utility, and the SQL Server PowerShell provider

ADV_SSMS

Installs SQL Server Management Tools – Complete.

This includes the following components in addition to the components in the Basic version:

  • SQL Server Management Studio support for Reporting Services, Analysis Services, and Integration Services

  • SQL Server Profiler

  • Database Engine Tuning Advisor

SDK

Installs the software development kit.

Feature parameter examples:

Parameter and values

Description

/FEATURES=SQLEngine

Installs the Database Engine without replication and full-text.

/FEATURES=SQLEngine, FullText

Installs the Database Engine and full-text.

/FEATURES=SQL, Tools

Installs the complete Database Engine and all tools.

/FEATURES=BOL

Installs SQL Server Books Online.

Instance ID or InstanceID Configuration

The Instance ID or /InstanceID parameter is used for specifying where you can install the instance components and the registry path of the instance. The value of “INSTANCEID” is a string and should be unique.

  • SQL Instance ID:MSSQL10.<INSTANCEID>

  • AS Instance ID:MSAS10.<INSTANCEID>

  • RS Instance ID:MSRS10.<INSTANCEID>

The instance-aware components are installed to the following locations:

%Program Files%\Microsoft SQL Server\<SQLInstanceID>

%Program Files%\Microsoft SQL Server\<ASInstanceID>

%Program Files%\Microsoft SQL Server\<RSInstanceID>

NoteNote

If INSTANCEID is not specified on the command line, then by default Setup substitute <INSTANCEID> with the <INSTANCENAME>.

Controlling Failover Behavior using the /FAILOVERCLUSTERROLLOWNERSHIP Parameter

To upgrade a SQL Server failover cluster to SQL Server 2008, you must run the Setup on one failover cluster node at a time, starting with the passive nodes. Setup determines when to fail over to the upgraded node, depending on the total number of nodes in the failover cluster instance, and the number of nodes that have already been upgraded. When half of the nodes or more have already been upgraded, Setup by default will cause a failover to an upgraded node.

To control the failover behavior of cluster nodes during the upgrade process, run the upgrade operation at the command prompt and use the /FAILOVERCLUSTERROLLOWNERSHIP parameter to control the failover behavior before the upgrade operation takes the node offline. Use of this parameter is as follows:

  • /FAILOVERCLUSTERROLLOWNERSHIP=0 will not roll cluster ownership (move group) to upgraded nodes, and does not add this node to the list of possible owners of the SQL Server cluster at the end of upgrade.

  • /FAILOVERCLUSTERROLLOWNERSHIP=1 will roll cluster ownership (move group) to upgraded nodes, and will add this node to the list of possible owners of the SQL Server cluster at the end of upgrade.

  • /FAILOVERCLUSTERROLLOWNERSHIP=2 is the default setting. It will be used if this parameter is not specified. This setting indicates that SQL Server Setup will manage cluster ownership (move group) as needed.

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