Installing Microsoft SQL Server 2008


The past two chapters discussed which edition of SQL Server 2008 to install, identifying and selecting the hardware requirements, and figuring out the high-availability solution to implement, if any. In an effort to help stimulate thought and effort into planning the installation of your system, there was an adequate amount of information presented. You have finally reached the point where you can validate your pre-installation considerations and install SQL Server 2008. There are three installation methods discussed throughout this chapter:
  • Installing SQL Server using the GUI version of setup.exe

  • Installing SQL Server from the command line

  • Installing SQL Server using a configuration file


Optional Parameter Command Line Configuration File Installation Process Database Engine 
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