Friday, December 2, 2011

Installing SQL Server 2012 RC0 on Windows 7

SQL Server 2012 RC0, formerly known as “Denali”, is available to download. Got my copy and started installing on a copy on Windows 7 virtual box. The installation was smooth. 

Here are the steps:

After extracting the download file, double click the setup.exe. Select the first option under installation to install a stand alone version.Some checks, no issues.
Choose what type of edition you want to get.Some more checks.
Standard feature installation.Select the components.
Wondering where is BIDS; it’s been named to SQL Server Data Tools.Setup the instance id.
Configure roles to be used.Analysis services configurations.
Reporting Services settings.

Hit ‘Next’, rest of the steps are linear and at the end you have a successful SQL Server 2012.

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