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:
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.
In Setup Support Rules window, click show details >> button and check weather all criteria passed. Make sure it doesn’t contain any failed criteria.
On the Product Key screen give product key or if the product key is there, leave as it is and click Next to proceed.
Accept the license terms by checking the check box and click Next.
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.
Then SQL server setup files are being installed on the system.
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.
On Setup Role page, check “SQL Server Feature Installation” radio button and click next.
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.
Check all the things are passed and click Next.
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.
Here shows the summary of Disk Space Requirement. If you have enough disk space on your system, just click Next to proceed.
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.
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.
In the Reporting Services Configuration window, just select “Install and configure” radio button and click Next.
Just click Next in Error Reporting Window to proceed.
Check all rules are passed and click Next.
Here this shows overall summary of installation. Click Next to Install SQL Server.
After the successful installation, Click Close.