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Planning a SQL Server Installation

To install SQL Server 2008, follow these steps:

  • Review installation requirements, system configuration checks, and security considerations for a SQL Server 2008 installation.

  • Run SQL Server Setup to install or upgrade to SQL Server 2008.

  • Use SQL Server utilities to configure SQL Server.

Regardless of whether you use the SQL Server Installation Wizard or the command prompt to install SQL Server, the following topics document the SQL Server planning process.

NoteNote

You may need to apply cumulative updates to the original media before you install SQL Server 2008, if you are affected by a known issue in the setup program.  For more information about known issues and detailed instructions, see How to update SQL Server 2008 Setup by running a newer version of the SQL Server 2008 Setup support files.

Hardware and Software Requirements for Installing SQL Server 2008

Describes SQL Server hardware and software requirements, operating system support, network and Internet considerations, and hard disk space requirements.

Check Parameters for the System Configuration Checker

Describes requirements for the SQL Server System Configuration Checker.

Security Considerations for a SQL Server Installation

Describes security considerations for a SQL Server installation.

Editions and Components of SQL Server 2008

Describes SQL Server editions and components.

Upgrading to SQL Server 2008

Describes options for upgrading to SQL Server.

Migrating to SQL Server 2008

Describes options for migrating to SQL Server.

Configuring SQL Server 2008

Describes SQL Server configuration tools.

Considerations for Installing the SQL Server Database Engine

This section describes how to install and configure the SQL Server Database Engine.

Considerations for Installing Analysis Services

This section describes how to install and configure SQL Server Analysis Services.

Considerations for Installing Reporting Services

This section describes how to install and configure SQL Server Reporting Services.

Considerations for Installing Integration Services

This section describes how to install and configure Integration Services.

Considerations for Installing SQL Server Replication

This section describes how to install and configure SQL Server Replication.

Getting Started with SQL Server 2008 Failover Clustering

Describes scenarios for SQL Server failover clustering.

Considerations for Installing SQL Server Management Tools

This section describes how to install and configure SQL Server management tools.

Considerations for Installing SQL Server Samples and Sample Databases

This section describes how to install AdventureWorks samples.


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Updated content

A note about applying cumulative updated has been added to the introduction section.

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