Installing SQL Server 2008 R2 with the Prepare Image Option
SQL Server 2008 R2 has some new advanced installation options which allow you to partially install SQL Server and then complete the installation at a later time.
In conjunction with the sysprep function in Windows this allows you to prepare a virtual machine which can then be reused again and again in different deployment scenarios. For example you may wish to create environments for your developers and testers.
the setup command line options shown in this video and a step by step guide are in this article on my blog
Published Date: November 25, 2009
Presented By: Andrew Fryer
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