SQL Server 2011 AKA Denali Step By Step Installation


SQL Server 2011 AKA Denali
As we all aware about that, Microsoft has released SQL Server 2011 CTP1. CTP stands for Community Technology Preview and it is a beta version of upcoming release.

Minimum Software and Hardware Requirement

  • We can install Denali on both the file system formats (FAT32 and NTFS) but the Microsoft recommends NTFS file format.
  • Your Operating system must have “no-reboot” package installed prior to installing SQL Server 2011. By default it is included in Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2. For the other OS you can download No Reboot package from http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982526 link.
  • .NET Framework 4.0
  • Virtualization is supported using Microsoft’s Hyper-V technology.
  • At least 3.4GB free disk space
  • At least 2GB RAM
  • Windows PowerShell 2.0 is a pre-requisite

 
SQL Server 2011 AKA Denali Installation Steps

Step 1 : Go to Setup folder and click on Setup.exe

Step 2: Go to Installation Page and Select Stand Alone Installation

Step 3: Setup will validate the the OS for minimut requirement. You must have noReboot Package installed.

Step 4: Setup will again the check the rules for example Power Shell, Firewall, .Net Framework Security etc

Step 5: Give you an option of new installation or add features to existing instance.

Step 6: Give you an option to Select edition

Step 7: Accept Agreement Screen

Step 8: Give you an option to select required feature

Step 9: Give you an option to select the instance level features

Step 10: Again validate the server for the selected features

Step 11: Gives you an option to select the named instance/default instance

Step 12: Will show your the disk space required for the selected features

Step 13: Specify the service accounts

Step 14: Specify the collation

Step 15: Specify the Authentication Mode, Data Directories and File Stream

Step 16: Data Directories Configuration

Step 17: Click on Install and Installation will proceed.

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