Installing a Default Instance

The preceding sections explained the installation planning process. At this point, you will be walked through a typical installation. Along the way, the options available will be explained and you will be told when you might want to change the default settings. However, you will find that the default settings work in most situations when you intend to install a single instance on a server.

Getting a Trial Copy of SQL Server 2008

If you do not have a licensed copy of the Enterprise Edition of SQL Server 2008, search for "SQL Server 2008 trial download" at the Google search engine and follow the link to the Microsoft website that references Trial Software. Download the SQL Server 2008 120-day trial of Enterprise Edition ...

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