This topic provides an overview of different installation options we have for installing SQL Server 2014. For more information about the various SQL Server components that can be installed, and the installation process, see Installation for SQL Server 2014.
SQL Server is available in 32-bit and 64-bit editions. The 64-bit and 32-bit editions of SQL Server are installed either through the Installation Wizard, or at a command prompt. For more information about SQL Server components, see Editions and Components of SQL Server 2014 and Features Supported by the Editions of SQL Server 2014.
By default, sample databases and sample code are not installed as part of SQL Server Setup. To install sample databases and sample code for non-Express editions of SQL Server, see the CodePlex Web site. To read about support for SQL Server sample databases and sample code for SQL Server Express, see Databases and Samples Overview.
Before you install SQL Server, review installation requirements, system configuration checks, and security considerations. For more information, see Planning a SQL Server Installation. Review the topics in the next section for information about various installation scenarios for SQL Server 2014.
Installing SQL Server 2014 Components
Describes how to install and configure the SQL Server Database Engine.
Describes how to install and configure SQL Server Replication.
Lists down the topics to install the Distributed Replay feature.
Describes how to install and configure SQL Server management tools.
Describes the considerations for installing SQL Server PowerShell components.
Installing SQL Server 2014
Provides links to procedural topics for installing SQL Server 2014 from the installation wizard, from the command prompt, by using configuration files, and by using SysPrep.
Review this topic to install SQL Server 2014 on Windows Server Core.
Review the use of the SQL Discovery report to verify the version of SQL Server and the SQL Server features installed on the computer.
Discusses the function of the System Configuration Checker (SCC).
This topic provides an overview of firewall configuration and how to configure the Windows firewall.
This topic describes how to configure SQL Server and Windows Firewall with Advanced Security to provide for network connections to an instance of SQL Server in a multi-homed environment.
You can follow the steps provided in this topic to configure both port and firewall settings to allow access to Analysis Services or PowerPivot for SharePoint.