Install Screens, Step by Step

The first step in installing SQL Server 2008 or 2008 R2 is, of course, to launch the SQL Server Installation Center. You do this by inserting the install DVD in the drive and double-clicking setup.exe in the root folder (if AutoPlay is enabled, setup runs automatically). If you’re installing from a decompressed .iso file or network share, locate the root folder and double-click the setup.exe file in the root folder.

If Windows Installer 4.5 or Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 are not installed, the SQL Server Setup program first needs to install them before you can continue. If this is the case, you see a dialog like the one shown in Figure 8.1

Figure 8.1 SQL Server 2008 prerequisites warning dialog. ...

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