How one can install SQL Server 2008 ?

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How can one install SQL Server 2008? Please tell me the step by step procedure.
 
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How one can install SQL Server 2008 ?

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  1. For installation of SQL First of all i will recommend copy the entire directory structure from SQL Server 2008 installation disk to C: drive.
  2. Then you have to Double click on the setup.exe file.
  3. After few seconds a Dialog Box will appear saying: Please wait while SQL Server 2008 setup processes the operation.
  4. After the above step the main installation page come up. Click on "Installation Hyperlink" on left hand side of your screen.
  5. Click on "New Server stand-alone installation". Link on right hand of screen.
  6. Dialog Box appears on screen saying > Please wait while SQL Server 2008 Setup processes current operation.
  7. PL note if any checks fails Click on the show detail button or you can look at the cause at "View Detailed Report Link" correct any cause u found then Click on Re-run button to perform checksum.
  8. After passing the checks Click on Ok Button.
  9. Now Enter the Product Key & Click on Next.
  10. Accept " I Accept The License Terms" then click Next.
  11. Click on Install Button after few seconds Dialog Box Appears depends on your computer saying: Please wait while SQL Server 2008 Setup Processes the current operation.
  12. Screen appears Click Next.
  13. Now you will FEATURES SELECTION SCREEN select (it all depends on your need what exactly you want). Click on Next.
  14. Again SCREEN OF INSTANCE CONFIGURATION appears, this time keep the default settings. Click on Next. This why one can install the SQL Server 2008.
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How one can install SQL Server 2008 ?

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Before you start the installation, you'll need to install the .NET 3.5 Framework. This comes pre-installed on Windows 2008 Server, but for earlier versions of Windows you'll need to install it first. Double click on the setup.exe file. After a few second a dialog box appears.

SQL Server 2008-Double click on the setup.exe file

And then the main installation page appears.

SQL Server installation-main installation page appears.
 Click on the Installation hyperlink on the left hand side of the screen.
 
SQL Server installation center-Click on the Installation hyperlink on the left hand side of the screen.

 Click on the "New-Server stand alone installation" link on the right side of the screen.

New Installation SQL server- Click on the "New-Server stand alone installation" link on the right side of the screen.
After a minute or so, the following screen appears.
 
SQL server Setup screen
 
If all checks have passed, click on the OK button. The option to select the edition and to enter the license key will appear.
 
Product key-click on the OK button
 
Enter the product key into the box, and click on the Next button. Click in the "I accept the license terms", then click on the Next button again. The following screen appears, click on the Install button.
 
SQL server Setup support-I accept the license terms
 
If all is well, the following screen appears.
 
Setup Support screen
 
 Select the features you want to install.
 
Features selection- Select the features you want to install.
 
This step allows you to set up the service accounts that will be used to run SQL Server. If you have created Windows NT or Active Directory accounts for use with services, use these.
 
Server Configuration
 
This screen allows you to set up database engine security.
 
Database Engine Configuration
 
Change the directories to specify which drives in your system will be used for the various types of database files.
 
Data dicrectories
 
This screen summarizes what you are about to install and gives you a last chance to cancel or change anything that’s wrongly configured.
 
Ready to install
 
Check that what’s being installed is what you want and then click on Install when you're sure you want to start the installation process. SQL Server 2008 will now install. How long it takes depends on the speed of your machine, what load it’s under, the installation media (CD is slower) and what you’ve chosen to install.
 
Installation process
 
And the installation will complete.
 
Installation complete

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