Installing Prerequisites

In order for Microsoft SQL Server to install successfully, the following software components are required on the installation computer. They will be installed by SQL Server Setup:

  • Microsoft .NET Framework Version  2.0
  • Microsoft SQL Server Native Client
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Setup Support Files


These components are not removed if Setup fails or is cancelled. To remove them, use Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel.

See Also


How to: Install SQL Server 2005 (Setup)


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


Security Considerations for a SQL Server Installation

Help and Information

Getting SQL Server 2005 Assistance