Initial Installation (Analysis Services)
SQL Server Analysis Services is installed through the SQL Server Setup program. You can install Analysis Services alongside other SQL Server components or you can install Analysis Services as a stand-alone component. You can also install an instance of Analysis Services to a SharePoint farm, for support of multidimensional data sets that were created by using PowerPivot for Excel.
To get started, decide which option best matches your objective, and then click a link for more information.
Read about hardware and software requirements, or learn more about components in SQL Server. For more information, see Hardware and Software Requirements for Installing SQL Server 2008 R2 and Editions and Components of SQL Server 2008 R2.
Learn about different approaches for installing Analysis Services. For more information, see Considerations for Installing Analysis Services
Install Analysis Services. For more information, see How to: Install SQL Server 2008 R2 (Setup) or How to: Install SQL Server 2008 R2 from the Command Prompt.
Learn about the differences between Analysis Services instances for OLAP and instances of Analysis Services hosted in SharePoint. For more information, see PowerPivot for SharePoint and Analysis Services in SharePoint integrated mode (PowerPivot for SharePoint).