Running an Automated or Manual Install

When installing SQL Server from the command prompt, you can also specify what level of the installer interface you want to run, either silent, basic, or full interaction. SQL Server supports full quiet mode by using the /Q parameter or Quiet Simple mode by using the /QS parameter. The /Q switch is intended for running unattended installations. With this switch provided, Setup runs in quiet mode without any user interface. The /QS switch only shows progress via the GUI; it does not accept any input and displays no error messages if encountered.

Regardless of the installation method chosen, you are required to confirm acceptance of the software license terms as an individual or on behalf of an entity, unless ...

Get Microsoft® SQL Server 2012 Unleashed now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.