1.2. Install SQL Server 2008

The SQL Server installation process is organized into three primary phases. Performing a standard installation, a wizard will guide you through each of these phases.

  1. Compatibility check

  2. Data gathering

  3. Software installation

In this section, we will walk through each of these phases as part of a standard installation. Then we will look at the process of performing an unattended installation. Finally, we will show you how to validate the installation before you rely on it for your production data.

1.2.1. Performing a Standard Installation

Most of the installations that you will perform will fall into this category. The SQL Server installer will guide you through each phase of the installation process.

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