SQL server 2012 stand alone installation

This article show you step by step installation guide of SQL server 2012 ( stand alone ) on windows data center edition 64bit OS.

Pre-requisites for SQL server 2012:

  • .NET 3.5 sp1
  • .NET 4.0 (SQL server installs this during feature installation steps )
  • Windows Power shell 2.0
  • Minimum 6GB disk space
  • Minimum 1GB RAM, in case of Express edition it need 512MB

Download SQL Server 2012 from Microsoft website.

Following are the step by step guide with screenshot to install SQL server 2012:

 

Double click on Setup.exe this will pop up SQL server Installation Centerprompt.

On SQL Server Installation Center wizard,

Click on Installation option available to left panel of SQL server Installation Center.

Then click on New SQL Server Stand-alone-installation or add features to an existing installation.

SQL Server 2012 Installation

SQL Server 2012 Installation

SQL Server 2012 Installation

SQL Server 2012 Installation

 

On Setup Support Rules wizard,

Discovery operation has been done on your system by system configuration checker like below,  You can view total details by clicking show details.

This process should bypass all the rules defined by SQL server 2012 setup wizard.

SQL Server 2012 Installation

SQL Server 2012 Installation – Setup Support Rule

SQL Server 2012 Installation

SQL Server 2012 Installation

 

On Product Key wizard,

Provide your product key & click next.

In case you are evaluating SQL Server 2012 then go with Evaluation option.

SQL Server 2012 Installation - Product Key

SQL Server 2012 Installation – Product Key

 

On License Terms wizard,

Accept license terms & condition, click next.

SQL Server 2012 Installation - License Terms
SQL Server 2012 Installation – License Terms

 

On Product updates wizard, Latest SQL Server product updates are available to download.

In case of you do not wish to update, clear check box ( Include SQL server product updates )

Click next.

SQL Server 2012 Installation - Product Updates

SQL Server 2012 Installation – Product Updates

 

Same page will show you name of the product updates with hyper link to more information.

Click next.

SQL Server 2012 Installation - Product Updates

SQL Server 2012 Installation – Product Updates

 

On Install Setup Files wizard,

Downloading updates…

SQL Server 2012 Installation - Install Setup Files

SQL Server 2012 Installation – Install Setup Files

 

On Setup Support Rules wizard,

System Configuration Checker verifies your system state…

Click next.

SQL Server 2012 Installation - Setup Support Rule

SQL Server 2012 Installation – Setup Support Rule

 

On Setup Role Wizard,

Select SQL Server Feature Installation radio button.

Click next.

SQL Server 2012 Installation - Setup Role

SQL Server 2012 Installation – Setup Role

 

On Feature Selection wizard,

Select feature according to your convenience.

Click next.

SQL Server 2012 Installation - Feature Selection

SQL Server 2012 Installation – Feature Selection

 

On Installation Rules wizard,

This will verify your system again before software installation.

Click next.

SQL Server 2012 Installation - Installation Rule

SQL Server 2012 Installation – Installation Rule

 

On Instance Configuration wizard,

Select Named instance radio button & give name of the instance.

In case of you wish to continue with default instance.

Click next.

SQL Server 2012 Installation - Instance Configuration

SQL Server 2012 Installation – Instance Configuration

 

On Disk Space Requirements wizard,

Setup will calculates the exact requirement of disk space for feature you have specified.

Click next.

SQL Server 2012 Installation - Disk Space Requirements

SQL Server 2012 Installation – Disk Space Requirements

 

On Server Configuration wizard, select Account Name as  NT AUTHORITY/NETWORK.

Set Startup Type as Automatic.

Click next.

SQL Server 2012 Installation - Server Configuration

SQL Server 2012 Installation – Server Configuration

 

On Database Engine Configuration wizard,

Select Mixed Mode radio button.

Enter your password.

Add current user.

Click next.

SQL Server 2012 Installation - Database Engine Configuration

SQL Server 2012 Installation – Database Engine Configuration

 

On Error Reporting wizard,

Click Next.

SQL Server 2012 Installation - Error Reporting

SQL Server 2012 Installation – Error Reporting

 

On Installation Configuration Rules wizard,

Click next.

SQL Server 2012 Installation - Installation Configuration Rule

SQL Server 2012 Installation – Installation Configuration Rule

 

On Ready to Install wizard, Verify summary.

Click next.

SQL Server 2012 Installation - Ready to Install

SQL Server 2012 Installation – Ready to Install

 

On Installation Progress wizard, this will show you progress of software  installation.

SQL Server 2012 Installation - Installation Progress

SQL Server 2012 Installation – Installation Progress

 

 

By above steps you will install SQL Server 2012 on your system.

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