Install SQL Server 2016
Applies To: SQL Server 2016 Preview
This topic provides an overview of different installation options we have for installing SQL Server 2016. For more information about the various SQL Server components that can be installed, and the installation process, see Installation for SQL Server 2016.
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 2016 and Features Supported by the Editions of SQL Server 2016.
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 2016.
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.
Review this topic to install SQL Server 2016 on Windows Server Core.
Discusses the function of the System Configuration Checker (SCC).
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 sample syntax and installation parameters for running Setup through SysPrep.
Procedural topic for updating components of an existing instance of SQL Server 2016.
Procedural topic for repairing a corrupt SQL Server 2016 installation.
Procedural topic for updating system metadata that is stored in sys.servers.
Procedural topic for installing updates for SQL Server 2016.
Procedural topic for checking errors in setup log files.
Review the use of the SQL Discovery report to verify the version of SQL Server and the SQL Server features installed on the computer.
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 Power Pivot for SharePoint.
- Install SQL Server 2016 Business Intelligence Features
SQL Server features that are part of the Microsoft BI platform include Analysis Services, Integration Services, Reporting Services, Data Quality Services, and several client applications used for creating or working with analytical data. This section of the SQL Server Setup documentation explains how to install Analysis Services, Integration Services, Master Data Services, Data Quality Services, and Reporting Services.
- SQL Server Failover Cluster Installation
This section of the SQL Server Setup documentation explains how to install, and configure SQL Server failover cluster.