Install SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition

In this post, I will cover step by step installation of SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition. The following all the steps are guided clearly with screenshots, so then you can easily do installation process your own.

Hardware and Software Requirements for Installing SQL Server 2012

The following requirements apply to all SQL Server 2012 installations:

SQL_Sys_req Table

Install SQL Server 2012

Mount SQL server 2012 contained DVD/ISO file & run the setup file.
Once you launch the installer, click Installation from the left side panel & then select “New SQL Server stand-alone installation or add features to an existing installation” in right side panel.

SQL 2012 Installation Step 01

In Setup Support Rules window, click show details >> button and check weather all criteria passed. Make sure it doesn’t contain any failed criteria.

SQL 2012 Installation Step 02

On the Product Key screen give product key or if the product key is there, leave as it is and click Next to proceed.

SQL 2012 Installation Step 03

Accept the license terms by checking the check box and click Next.

SQL 2012 Installation Step 04

In Product Update window, checking updates for SQL server 2012. If you want to update later just unchecked the “Include SQL Server product update” check box.

SQL 2012 Installation Step 05

Then SQL server setup files are being installed on the system.

SQL 2012 Installation Step 06

Then again in the Setup Support window click Show Details >> button and check if there is any failed criteria. Some time gives warning, so just ignore that.

SQL 2012 Installation Step 07

On Setup Role page, check “SQL Server Feature Installation” radio button and click next.

SQL 2012 Installation Step 08

In here, select features to install. For the moment I Select the Database engine services, Full-Text, Reporting Services – Native, and Management tool – Basic. Click Next.

SQL 2012 Installation Step 09

Check all the things are passed and click Next.

SQL 2012 Installation Step 10

An Instance Configuration window, by default its checked Default instance. Which means use the default “MSSQLSERVER” instance name. If you want to change that name, select the Named instance radio button and change it. Otherwise keep it as it is.

SQL 2012 Installation Step 11

Here shows the summary of Disk Space Requirement. If you have enough disk space on your system, just click Next to proceed.

SQL 2012 Installation Step 12

In the Server Configuration window, if you have specific user account for each service, you can give here. In my case I have “scomadmin” user in my domain so I put <domain name>\<username> for account name field and also password in password field. But If you don’t have any user just keep defaults, then installation process automatically create relevant users for you.

SQL 2012 Installation Step 13

After Server Configuration, this window shows the Database Engine Configurations. For the Authentication mode I gave Mixed mode because it provides both SQL Server Authentication and Windows Authentication. Then input password for SQL Server Authentication.

Then we have to add SQL Server Administrators. So we add current logged in use by clicking “Add Current User” button & can add specific user by clicking “Add” button.

SQL 2012 Installation Step 14

In the Reporting Services Configuration window, just select “Install and configure” radio button and click Next.

SQL 2012 Installation Step 15

Just click Next in Error Reporting Window to proceed.

SQL 2012 Installation Step 16

Check all rules are passed and click Next.

SQL 2012 Installation Step 17

Here this shows overall summary of installation. Click Next to Install SQL Server.

SQL 2012 Installation Step 18

After the successful installation, Click Close.

SQL 2012 Installation Step 20

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