SQL Server Installation

APPLIES TO: yesSQL Server (Windows only) noAzure SQL Database noAzure Synapse Analytics (SQL DW) noParallel Data Warehouse

The SQL Server Installation Wizard provides a single feature tree to install all SQL Server components:

  • Database Engine

  • Analysis Services

  • Reporting Services

  • Integration Services

  • Master Data Services

  • Data Quality Services

  • Connectivity components

Starting with SQL Server 2016 (13.x), SQL Server Management Tools is no longer installed from the main feature tree; for details see Download SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)

You can install each component individually or select a combination of the components listed above. To make the best choice among the editions and components available in SQL Server, see the features supported by your version of SQL Server:

In This Section

Regardless of whether you use the SQL Server Installation Wizard or the command prompt to install SQL Server, Setup involves the following steps:

Planning a SQL Server Installation
Describes how to prepare your computer for SQL Server:

  • Hardware and software requirements.
  • System Configuration Checker requirements and blocking issues.
  • Security considerations.

Install SQL Server
Describes installation options for SQL Server.

SQL Server Setup User Interface Reference
Describes the installation options presented by the SQL Server Installation Wizard.

Upgrade SQL Server
Describes options for upgrading to SQL Server.

Uninstall SQL Server
Describes procedures to uninstall SQL Server and Master Data Services.

SQL Server Failover Cluster Installation
This section of the SQL Server Setup documentation explains how to install, and configure SQL Server failover cluster.

Install SQL Server Business Intelligence Features
SQL Server features that are part of the Microsoft BI platform include Analysis Services, Integration Services, Reporting Services, and several client applications used for creating or working with analytical data. This section of the SQL Server Setup documentation explains how to install Analysis Services and Reporting Services.

More Information

Install SQL Server BI Features with SharePoint (Power Pivot and Reporting Services)
This section explains how to install SQL Server features in a SharePoint environment. It identifies which SQL Server features are available given a specific version and edition of SharePoint. It also includes installation procedures for Power Pivot for SharePoint and Reporting Services in SharePoint mode.

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Additional SQL Server Samples and Sample Databases
Describes how to install and configure SQL Server samples and sample databases.

See the SQL Server Update Center for links and information for all supported versions of SQL Server.

See Also

What's New in SQL Server Installation
Hardware and Software Requirements for Installing SQL Server