Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Installation of SQL Server 2014

In this post, I will demonstrate the installation of SQL Server 2014 on a VMWare Workstation. We can learn how to configure and use the features of SQL Server 2014.

1)      Make sure you run the setup as “ Run as Administrator “



2)      The SQL Server Installation Center window will display. Along the left side of the window are the categories showing how the SQL Server Installation Center is organized. On the right side of the window are different actions the installer can take.


3)      Clicking on Installation on the left side will display the different installation options. For this tip, we will click on "New SQL Server stand-alone installation or add features to an existing installation". This will launch the SQL Server 2014 Setup application.



4)      The SQL Server 2014 Setup application lists the steps it will follow on the left side of the window. I am installing SQL Server 2014 Enterprise edition here.



5)      Review the license terms, click on "I accept the license terms", and then click "Next”




6)      The SQL Server 2014 Setup application will run multiple checks for rules during the installation process. If a rule check fails, the setup application will provide the corrective measures to take so installation may proceed.



7)      The setup application will also search for product updates.




8)      Another rule check will be run to ensure everything is in place so the setup will be successful. If a rule check fails, the setup application will provide the corrective measures to take so installation may proceed. Click on "Next" to continue.



9)      On the Setup Role screen, we will click on the SQL Server Feature Installation radio button. This will allow us to install the database engine, Analysis Services, Reporting Services, Integration Services and other features of SQL Server 2014. Click on "Next " to continue.



10)  The next step is the feature selection. This allows the installer to pick and choose the features to be installed. On the right side of the window, the disk space requirements are displayed. At the bottom, the installer can choose the path for the instance root and shared feature directories. Click on "Next" to continue.



11)  Another rule check after feature selection will be run to ensure everything is in place so the setup will be successful. If a rule check fails, the setup application will provide the corrective measures to take so installation may proceed. Click on "Next" to continue


12)  The Instance Configuration screen allows the installer to specify the name of the instance and its ID. This screen will also display other installed instances.



13)  The Server Configuration screen shows the services to be installed, the service account name and the Startup Type.


14)  On the collation Tab, If you want to change the collation of the server select from the given option. Otherwise by default it will take the collation settings.


15)  On the Server Configuration tab of the Database Engine Configuration screen, select your preferred Authentication Mode and specify your SQL Server administrators.



16)  On the Data Directories tab of the Database Engine Configuration screen, specify your preferred directories for the data root, system database, user database, user database log, temp database, temp database log, and backup. Click on "Next".



17)  On the File stream Tab, you can select enable File stream option. I am not selecting the option as of now. We can choose this option later on.


18)  On the Server Configuration tab of the Analysis Services Configuration screen, select your preferred Server Mode and specify your Analysis Services administrators.



19)  On the Data Directories tab of the Analysis Services Configuration screen, specify your preferred directories. Click on "Next".



20)  On the Reporting Services Configuration, select Install and configure. Click on "Next" to continue.



21)  We have to specify Administrator for the Distributed Relay Controller Service.


22)  Specify the Name and directories for DRC Service.


23)  Another rule check will be run to ensure everything is in place so the setup will be successful. If a rule check fails, the setup application will provide the corrective measures to take so installation may proceed. Click on "Next" to continue.



24)  The Ready to Install screen displays all of the features and prerequisites to be installed. At this point, the installer can still go back to make changes or quit the process. Click on "Install" to begin the installation of the SQL Server 2014 components.



25)  The installation progress bar tracks the status of the installation.




26)  Upon completion of the installation, Check all the features are successfully installed and click on "Close" to exit the SQL Server 2014 Setup.



27)  After successful installation of SQL Server 2014, Check the Configuration Manager for features.






  
28)  Open SQL Server Management Studio.




29)  Expand the SQL Server and review all the components.



  
If you get stuck with the setup somewhere, please leave a comment here and I will be glad to help. 

Have fun!