System Configuration Check (SCC)

SQL Server Express users: click System Configuration Check (SQL Server Express) for information that is specific to SQL Server Express Setup.

The System Configuration Check (SCC) page of the Microsoft SQL Server Installation Wizard shows progress of the system preparation tool. System Configuration Check (SCC) routines scan the destination computer for conditions that may block Setup. For clusters, SCC runs on all nodes of the virtual server.

Users can click Stop at any time to cancel SCC and exit the Installation Wizard.

Progress symbols are as follows:

  • Arrow symbol = Check in progress
  • Check symbol = Check item successful
  • X symbol = Check item failed

Once the SCC check is complete, the Report button becomes available. The Continue button is available only if all check results are successful, or if failed checks are non-fatal. For failed check items, resolution to blocking issues is included with results in the SCC report.

The Report button at the bottom of the SCC page allows you to view the report, save it as a file, copy it to the clipboard, or send it as e-mail. Information presented in the report includes:

  • A list of configuration items checked on the destination computer: requirements for the current operating system, the operating system service pack level, SQL Server edition compatibility with the current operating system, and Internet Information Services (IIS).
  • The result of each check item.
  • The recommended user action to remove blocking issues.

See Also


How to: Install SQL Server 2005 (Setup)


Check Parameters for the System Configuration Checker
Hardware and Software Requirements for Installing SQL Server 2005

Help and Information

Getting SQL Server 2005 Assistance