Installing SQL Server (Part Two)

After you’ve reviewed all the relevant information in the previous sections and are at last ready to perform an initial installation of SQL Server, follow these steps:

  1. On the Installation page of the SQL Server Installation Center, click the link for New SQL Server Stand-Alone Installation Or Add Features To An Existing Installation. SQL Server 2008 Setup launches.

  2. The Setup Support Rules are run. Click Show Details to see the list of rules, as shown in Figure 24-9. Click OK if all rules show as Passed. Review any Warnings to determine their relevance to your network. Correct relevant Warnings and all Failed rules before proceeding.

    Figure 24-9. SQL Server checks for problems that could hinder installation.

  3. Click Install ...

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