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Installation How-to Topics

Use the following topics to install SQL Server 2008.

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How to: Install SQL Server 2008 (Setup)

Procedural topic for a typical SQL Server installation by using the Installation Wizard.

How to: Install SQL Server 2008 from the Command Prompt

Procedural topic that provides sample syntax and installation parameters for running unattended Setup.

How to: Install SQL Server 2008 Using a Configuration File

Procedural topic that provides sample syntax and installation parameters for running Setup through a configuration file.

How to: Add Features to an Instance of SQL Server 2008 (Setup)

Procedural topic for updating components of an existing instance of SQL Server 2008.

How to: Repair a Failed SQL Server 2008 Installation

Procedural topic for repairing a corrupt SQL Server 2008 installation.

How to: Rename a Computer that Hosts a Stand-Alone Instance of SQL Server

Procedural topic for updating system metadata that is stored in sys.servers.

How to: View and Read SQL Server Setup Log Files

Procedural topic for checking errors in Setup log files.

How to: Uninstall an Existing Instance of SQL Server (Setup)

Procedural topic for manually uninstalling a stand-alone instance of SQL Server.

Upgrade How-to Topics

Procedural topics for upgrading a SQL Server stand-alone or cluster instance.

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