Getting Started with SQL Server 2016

by Santhakumar Munuswamy

  Posted on  02 January 2017

  SQL Server


 

In this article we will discuss in detail about SQL Server 2016, List of features available in SQL Server 2016, Prerequisite, Setting up the Environment and so on.

Prerequisite

  • SQL Server 2016

Setting up the Environment

We will discuss in detail about the SQL Server 2016 installation procedure with step by step guide as below

Go to SQL Server 2016 Setup Folder, and double click the Setup.exe


The SQL Server Installation Center window will open and select the Installation option. Click the New SQL Server stand-alone installation or add features to an existing installation option. 


The Product Key window will open and verify the developer free edition option. Then, Click the Next button.


The License Terms window will open, verify the license terms and select the check box of license terms accept an option. Then, Click the Next button.


The Microsoft Update window will open and click the Next button.


The Product Update window will open and click the Next button.


The Install Rules window will open and verify all the install rules are passed (I.e. Windows Firewall enable to SQL Server port 1433). Then, Click the Next button.


The Feature Selection window will open and select the list features to be install into your PC. Then, Click the Next button.


The Instance Configuration window will open and verify the default instance check box is checked. Then, Click the Next button.


The Server Configuration window will open and change the account name for the following services 

  • SQL Server Agent - Domain\System 
  • SQL Server Database Engine - Domain\System 
  • SQL Server Analysis Services - Domain\System 
  • SQL Server Reporting Service - Domain\System 

Now, Click the Next button.


The Database Engine Configuration window will open and select the Mixed Mode radio button is checked. Now, Type the password, confirm password and click the Add Current User button. Then, Click the Next button.


The Analysis Services Configuration window will open and select the Multidimensional and Data Mining Mode radio button is checked. Click the Add Current User button and click the Next button.


The Reporting Services Configuration window will open and select the Install and Configure radio button is checked. Then, Click the Next button.


The Ready to Install window will open and Click the Install button.


The Installation Progress window will open


The Complete window will open and verify all the setup operation is succeeded. Then, Click the Close button. After, Restart to your PC.



Conclusion

I hope you understood SQL Server 2016, List of features available in SQL Server 2016, Prerequisite, Setting up the Environment and so on. I have covered all the required things. If you find anything which I missed in this article, please let me know. Please share your valuable feedback or comments and suggestions to improve future articles.

 


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