|1||Main Menu – Once you load the media into the DVD drive the following splash screen will load.
To install a SQL Server 2005 instance, select the 'Server components, tools, Books Online and samples' option under the 'Install' heading.
|2||End User License Agreement – Review the End User License Agreement (EULA) and once complete select the 'I accept the licensing terms and conditions' check box.
This acceptance will activate the 'Next' button, so click this button to proceed.
|3||Installing Prerequisites – Click the 'Next' button once the prerequisites are determined.|
|4||Welcome – Press the 'Next' button to begin the installation process.|
|5||System Configuration Check – The installation application will review 15 components on the server and determine success of failure.
If necessary, review the report options on the bottom right of the screen. Press the 'Next' button to proceed.
|6||Installation – A progress bar will indicate the status of the installation. No action needed.|
Installing a SQL Server 2005 Instance
Step 1: Begin your SQL Server instance installation
Step 2: Choose SQL Server installation components
Step 3: Specify account, authentication mode and settings
Step 4: Click 'Install' and review your summary log
Step 5: Install SQL Server Service Pack 1
|ABOUT THE AUTHOR:|
| Jeremy Kadlec is the Principal Database Engineer at Edgewood Solutions, a technology services company delivering professional services and product solutions for Microsoft SQL Server. He has authored numerous articles and delivers frequent presentations at regional SQL Server Users Groups and nationally at SQL PASS. He is the author of the Rational Guide to IT Project Management. Jeremy is also the SearchSQLServer.com Performance Tuning expert. Ask him a question here.
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