Use this procedure if you do not already have SQL Server installed in your environment.
The Microsoft SQL Server Installation documentation provides more details about SQL Server architecture, prerequisites, and installation details.
- On the server that will host the SQL Server instance, double-click the setup application.
- Select Installation > New SQL Server stand-alone installation.
- Under Product Key, type or paste the product key and click Next.
- Accept the terms of the license agreement and click Next.
- Under Microsoft Update, select Use Microsoft Update to check for updates and click Next.
- When the wizard has installed all setup files and checked for updates, under Install Setup Files, click Next.
- When the Status values for all rules show Passed, under Install Rules, click Next.
Note: If a warning status appears, review and address the warning according to the best practices of your IT organization.
- Under Setup Role, select SQL Server Feature Installation and click Next.
- Under Feature Selection, click Select All and click Next.
These are the default settings, which you can change.
- Under Instance Configuration, type a unique name for the Instance ID and click Next.
- Under Server Configuration, accept the default settings and click Next.
- Under Database Engine Configuration, select Mixed Mode, create and confirm a password, add the local and domain users, and then click Next.
The password is for the SA account and is used for the Composer Server.
- Under Analysis Services Configuration, add local and domain administrator accounts and then click Next.
- Under Reporting Services Configuration, accept the default settings and click Next.
- Under Distributed Replay Controller, add local and domain administrator accounts and click Next.
- Under Distributed Replay Client, type the Controller Name and click Next.
- Under Ready to Install, verify the configuration and click Next.
- When the installation is complete, click Close.