Installation How-to Topics
Use the following topics to install SQL Server 2008.
Procedural topic for a typical SQL Server installation by using the Installation Wizard.
Procedural topic that provides sample syntax and installation parameters for running unattended Setup.
Procedural topic that provides sample syntax and installation parameters for running Setup through a configuration file.
Procedural topic that provides links to additional procedures for installing PowerPivot for SharePoint in different SharePoint server configurations.
Procedural topic for updating components of an existing instance of SQL Server 2008.
Procedural topic for repairing a corrupt SQL Server 2008 installation.
Procedural topic for updating system metadata that is stored in sys.servers.
Procedural topic for checking errors in setup log files.
Procedural topic for manually uninstalling a stand-alone instance of SQL Server.
Procedural topics for upgrading a SQL Server stand-alone or cluster instance.