Installing SQL Server 2008 R2
The SQL Server Installation Wizard is Windows Installer-based. It provides a single feature tree to install all SQL Server components:
SQL Server Database Engine
Note SQL Server is available in 32-bit and 64-bit editions. The 64-bit and 32-bit editions of SQL Server are installed either through the Installation Wizard, or at a command prompt. For more information about SQL Server components, see Editions and Components of SQL Server 2008 R2 and Features Supported by the Editions of SQL Server 2008 R2.
By default, sample databases and sample code are not installed as part of SQL Server Setup. To install sample databases and sample code for non-Express editions of SQL Server, see the CodePlex Web site. To read about support for SQL Server sample databases and sample code for SQL Server Express, see Databases and Samples Overview.
Regardless of whether you use the SQL Server Installation Wizard or the command prompt to install SQL Server, the Setup process involves the following steps:
In This Section
Planning a SQL Server Installation
Describes how to prepare your computer for SQL Server:
Review hardware and software requirements.
Review System Configuration Checker requirements and blocking issues.
Review security considerations for a SQL Server installation.
Configuring SQL Server 2008 R2
After Setup finishes, you can configure SQL Server by using graphical and command prompt utilities.
Considerations for Side-by-Side Instances of SQL Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server 2008
This section describes the considerations for side-by-side installations of SQL Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server 2008.
Installing the SQL Server Database Engine
Describes how to install and configure the SQL Server Database Engine.
Installing SQL Server Analysis Services
Describes how to install and configure Analysis Services.
Considerations for Installing SQL Server PowerPivot for SharePoint
Describes how to install and configure Analysis Services and PowerPivot server components in a SharePoint farm.
Installing SQL Server Reporting Services
Describes how to install and configure Reporting Services.
Installing SQL Server Integration Services
Describes how to install and configure Integration Services.
Installing SQL Server Replication
This section describes how to install and configure SQL Server Replication.
Considerations for Installing SQL Server Management Tools
This section describes how to install and configure SQL Server management tools.
Considerations for Installing SQL Server Samples and Sample Databases
This section describes how to install SQL Server AdventureWorks2008R2 samples.