Applies To: SQL Server 2016 Preview
Use the check boxes on the Feature Selection page of the SQL Server Installation wizard to select components for your SQL Server installation.
On the Feature Selection page, the SQL Server features are separated into two main sections: Instance Features and Shared Features.
Instance Features refers to the components that are installed once for each instance so that you have multiple copies of them (one for each instance). Each instance can be a separate version that has a different patch level. When you install a patch, whether it is a service pack, a hotfix, or a cumulative update, it updates only the files for one instance on a given machine, plus the shared features if they have not already been updated.
Shared Features refers to features that are common across all instances on a given machine. Each of these shared features is designed to be backward compatible with supported SQL Server versions (service packs, cumulative updates, and hotfixes) that can install side by side.
SQL Server Failover Clusters: The Database Engine and Analysis Services components are the only SQL Server 2016 features that support failover clustering. You can install other components, like Reporting Services or Integration Services, on a failover cluster node, but they are not cluster-aware, and their services do not fail over if the failover cluster node goes offline. For more information, see AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instances (SQL Server).
A description for each component group appears in the Description pane when you select it. You can select any combination of check boxes. To continue, you must make a selection.
Database Engine Services
SQL Server Database Engine includes the Database Engine, the core service for storing, processing, and securing data, replication, full-text search, tools for managing relational and XML data, and the Data Quality Services (DQS) server.
SQL Server Failover Clusters: Replication and Full-Text Search components are required, and automatically selected by Setup for SQL Server failover clustering installations when you select Database Engine Services.
Analysis Services includes the tools for creating and managing online analytical processing (OLAP) and data mining applications.
Reporting Services –Native
Reporting Services Native mode includes server and client components for creating, managing, and deploying tabular, matrix, graphical, and free-form reports. Reporting Services is also an extensible platform that you can use to develop report applications.
Features shared by all instances of SQL Server on a single computer are installed to a single directory. They include the following:
Reporting Services – SharePoint
Reporting Services SharePoint mode is a server based application for creating, managing, and delivering reports to email, multiple file formats, and interactive Web-based formations. SharePoint mode integrates the report viewing and report management experience with SharePoint products. For more information, see Reporting Services Report Server (SharePoint Mode).
Reporting Services Add-in for SharePoint Products
Reporting Services Add-in for SharePoint products includes management and user interface components to integrate a SharePoint product with an Reporting Services report server in SharePoint mode. For more information, see Where to find the Reporting Services add-in for SharePoint Products.
Data Quality Client
Data Quality Client is a standalone application that connects to the DQS server, and provides an intuitive graphical user interface to perform data-cleansing and data-matching operations, and to perform administrative tasks in DQS.
Client Tools Connectivity
Client Tools includes components for communication between clients and servers, including network libraries for DB-Library, OLEDB for OLAP, ODBC, ADODB, and ADOMD+.
Integration Services is a set of graphical tools and programmable objects for moving, copying, and transforming data.
Client Tools Backward Compatibility
Client Tools Backward Compatibility includes the following components:
Client Tools SDK
Includes the software development kit containing resources for programmers.
Documentation components include the components to view and manage help content.
Management Tools - Basic
Management Tools – Basic : This includes the following:
Management Tools – Complete : This includes the following components in addition to the components in the basic version:
Distributed Replay Controller
The Distributed Replay controller orchestrates the actions of the distributed replay clients. There can only be one controller instance in each Distributed Replay environment. For more information, see SQL Server Distributed Replay.
Distributed Replay Client
The Distributed Replay clients work together to simulate workloads against an instance of SQL Server. There can be one or more clients in each Distributed Replay environment. For more information, see SQL Server Distributed Replay.
SQL Client Connectivity SDK
Includes SQL Server Native Client (ODBC/OLE DB) SDK for database application development.
Master Data Services
Master Data Services is a platform for integrating data from disparate systems across an organization into a single source of master data for accuracy and auditing purposes. The Master Data Services option installs Master Data Services Configuration Manager, assemblies, a Windows PowerShell snap-in, and folders and files for Web applications and services.
By default, shared components are installed to %Program Files%Microsoft SQL Server\. To change the installation path, click the Browse button. If you change the installation path for one shared component, you also change it for other shared components. Subsequent installations will install shared components to the same location as the original installation.
Instance root directory - By default, the instance root directory is C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\. To specify a non-default root directory, click the Browse button, or provide a path name.
On x64-based operating systems, you can specify where 64-bit components will be installed, and where on the WOW64 subsystem 32-bit components will be installed.
Use the Disk Cost Summary page to examine disk space requirements for the SQL Server features that you selected for your installation.
If required disk space is too high, consider the following options:
Change installation directories to a drive with more disk space.
Change the SQL Server features for your installation.
Create more free space on the specified drive by moving other files or applications.
By default, sample databases and sample code are not installed as part of SQL Server Setup. For more information about installing sample databases and sample code, see the Microsoft SQL Server Community Projects & Samples (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=87843).
Additional information about samples is available after SQL Server 2016 has been installed. From the Start menu, click All Programs, click Microsoft SQL Server 2016, click Documentation and Tutorials, and then click Microsoft SQL Server Samples Overview.