Installation How-to Topics


Use the following topics to install SQL Server 2014.

Install SQL Server 2014 from the Installation Wizard (Setup)Procedural topic for a typical SQL Server installation by using the Installation Wizard.
Install SQL Server 2014 from the Command PromptProcedural topic that provides sample syntax and installation parameters for running unattended Setup.
Install SQL Server 2014 Using a Configuration FileProcedural topic that provides sample syntax and installation parameters for running Setup through a configuration file.
Install PowerPivot for SharePoint 2010Procedural topic that provides links to additional procedures for installing PowerPivot for SharePoint in different SharePoint server configurations.
Add Features to an Instance of SQL Server 2014 (Setup)Procedural topic for updating components of an existing instance of SQL Server 2014.
Drop a SQL Server 2014 InstallationProcedural topic for repairing a corrupt SQL Server 2014 installation.
Rename a Computer that Hosts a Stand-Alone Instance of SQL ServerProcedural topic for updating system metadata that is stored in sys.servers.
View and Read SQL Server Setup Log FilesProcedural topic for checking errors in setup log files.
Uninstall an Existing Instance of SQL Server (Setup)Procedural topic for manually uninstalling a stand-alone instance of SQL Server.
Upgrade How-to TopicsProcedural topics for upgrading a SQL Server stand-alone or cluster instance.

Planning a SQL Server Installation
Upgrade to SQL Server 2014
Installing SQL Server Native Client