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Server Core Installation

Because SQL Server does not support remote installations and because Windows Server Core provides only a command line interface (CLI) and no graphical user interface (GUI), you must perform installation of SQL Server on Windows Server Core as a command line operation. You can also use a configuration file to produce consistent, repeatable installations.

In this chapter, we will review the considerations for installing SQL Server on Windows Server Core before demonstrating how to perform an installation on this platform. We will also discuss using configuration files and how you can use them to simplify future ...

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