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Microsoft® SQL Server 2012 Unleashed by Alex T. Silverstein, Chris Gallelli, Paul T. Bertucci, Ray Rankins

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Installation Walkthrough

The following sections walk you through a typical installation scenario step-by-step. We bring up important points of information along the way, providing a real-world perspective on the process. No past experience with SQL Server is required to understand these sections.

Note

SQL Server 2012 is actually version 11 of the product, just as SQL Server 2008 is version 10. SQL Server 2008 R2 was version 10.50, SQL Server 2005 was version 9, and SQL Server 2000 was version 8, which succeeded SQL Server 7. Although versioning by year seems straightforward, it may obfuscate the reasoning behind the naming convention used for many installed items, such as shared folder names (for example, Microsoft SQL Server\110), SQL Server ...

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