Install SQL Server 2008 R2 – Step by Step

We often fall problem to install SQL Server 2008 R2. Here is the step by step procedure to install SQL Server 2008 R2. Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 is the pre-requisite for SQL Server 2008 R2. If it is not installed in your computer, install it before proceed to the setup procedure.

Step 1: Run DVD of SQL Server 2008 R2 or Open DVD and click setup.exe


Step 2: Select Installation and Click New installation or add features to an existing installation.


Step 3: After completing pre installation check, press Ok.


Step 4: Type Product Key and click “Next”.


Step 5: Select License Term and click “Next”.


Step 6: Click “Install” in the following screen.


Step 7: Setup performed Support Rules Validation. If no error found, click “Next”. Turn off your windows firewall from control panel to eliminate warning of windows firewall of following screen.


Step 8: Select Setup Role – SQL Server Feature Installation. Click Next.


Step 9: Select Features or Click “Select All” and click “Next”.


Step 10: Click “Next” of Installation Rule windows.
10Step 11: Select Default Instance for simplicity and click “Next”.11

Step 12: Click “Next” after confirming disk space requirement


Step 13: In the Server Configuration Screen click “Use the same account for all SQL Server Services”


Step 14: In the Pop up screen type user name with domain name and password. Then click Ok.


Step 15: Click “Next” in the Server Configuration Screen.


Step 16: Select Mixed Mode, type password and confirm password. Click “Add Current user” and click Next in Database Engine Configuration Screen.


Step 17: Click “Add Current User” & “Next” in Analysis Service Configuration Screen.


Step 18: Select Native Mode & Click Next in Reporting service configuration screen.


Step 19: Click “Next” in error reporting screen.

Step 20: Click “Next” in the following screen.

20Step 21: Click “Install” in the following screen.

21Installation progressing……22

Step 22: Complete Installation. Click Close button.


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