Planning a SQL Server Installation
This article helps you plan to install SQL Server. It includes links to resources needed for SQL Server installation.
Planning a SQL Server Installation
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To install [!INCLUDEssNoVersion], follow these steps:
Review installation requirements, system configuration checks, and security considerations for a [!INCLUDEssNoVersion] installation.
Run [!INCLUDEssNoVersion] Setup to install or upgrade to a later version. Before upgrading, review Upgrade SQL Server.
Use [!INCLUDEssNoVersion] utilities to configure [!INCLUDEssNoVersion].
Regardless of the installation method, you are required to confirm acceptance of the software license terms as an individual or on behalf of an entity, unless your use of the software is governed by a separate agreement such as a [!INCLUDEmsCoName] volume licensing agreement or a third-party agreement with an ISV or OEM.
The license terms are displayed for review and acceptance in the Setup user interface. Unattended installations (using the
/QS parameters) must include the
/IAcceptSQLServerLicenseTerms parameter. Download and review the license terms separately at Microsoft SQL Server License Terms and Information. For volume licensing terms, see Licensing Terms and Documentation. For older versions of SQL Server, see Microsoft Software License Terms.
Depending on how you received the software (for example, through [!INCLUDEmsCoName] volume licensing), your use of the software may be subject to additional terms and conditions.
In This Section
What's New in SQL Server Installation
This article describes the details about the new or improved features of installation in this version of [!INCLUDEssNoVersion].
Hardware and software requirements for installing SQL Server 2016 & 2017, SQL Server 2019 or SQL Server on Linux This article lists the minimum hardware and software requirements to install and run an instance of SQL Server. .
Security Considerations for a SQL Server Installation
This article describes some security best practices that you should consider before you install [!INCLUDEssNoVersion] and after you install [!INCLUDEssNoVersion].
Configure Windows Service Accounts and Permissions
This article describes the default configuration of services in this release of [!INCLUDEssNoVersion], and configuration options for [!INCLUDEssNoVersion] services that you can set during and after [!INCLUDEssNoVersion] installation.
Network Protocols and Network Libraries
This article describes the default configuration of network protocols in this release of [!INCLUDEssNoVersion], and the configuration options available.
Work with Multiple Versions and Instances of SQL Server
This article describes the considerations for installing multiple versions and instances of [!INCLUDEssNoVersion].
Local Language Versions in SQL Server
This article describes about the localized versions of [!INCLUDEssNoVersion].
Install SQL Server
This section provides an overview of different installation options we have for installing [!INCLUDEssNoVersion].
Install SQL Server Business Intelligence Features
This section of the [!INCLUDEssNoVersion] Setup documentation explains how to install [!INCLUDEssNoVersion] features that are part of the Microsoft BI platform.
Upgrade SQL Server
The section provides an overview of upgrading from a previous version of [!INCLUDEssNoVersion].
Uninstall SQL Server
Refer this section to uninstall an existing instance of [!INCLUDEssNoversion] completely, and prepare the system so that you can reinstall [!INCLUDEssNoVersion].
SQL Server Failover Cluster Installation
This section of the [!INCLUDEssNoVersion] Setup documentation explains how to install, and configure [!INCLUDEssNoVersion] failover cluster.
Install SQL Server from the Command Prompt
High Availability Solutions (SQL Server)
Before Installing Failover Clustering
Upgrade SQL Server Using the Installation Wizard (Setup)