Export (0) Print
Expand All

Install SQL Server 2012 from the Command Prompt

Before you run SQL Server Setup, review Planning a SQL Server Installation.

Installing a new instance of SQL Server at the command prompt enables you to specify the features to install and how they should be configured. You can also specify silent, basic, or full interaction with the Setup user interface.

Note Note

When installing through the command prompt, SQL Server supports full quiet mode by using the /Q parameter, or Quiet Simple mode by using the /QS parameter. The /QS switch only shows progress, does not accept any input, and displays no error messages if encountered. The /QS parameter is only supported when /Action=install is specified.

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 Microsoft 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 /Q or /QS parameters) must include the /IACCEPTSQLSERVERLICENSETERMS parameter. You can review the license terms separately at Microsoft Software License Terms.

Note Note

Depending on how you received the software (for example, through Microsoft volume licensing), your use of the software may be subject to additional terms and conditions.

Command prompt installation is supported in the following scenarios:

  • Installing, upgrading, or removing an instance and shared components of SQL Server on a local computer by using syntax and parameters specified at the command prompt.

  • Installing, upgrading, or removing a failover cluster instance.

  • Upgrading from one SQL Server edition to another edition of SQL Server.

  • Installing an instance of SQL Server on a local computer by using syntax and parameters specified in a configuration file. You can use this method to copy an installation configuration to multiple computers, or to install multiple nodes of a failover cluster installation.

When you install SQL Server at the command prompt, specify Setup parameters for your installation at the command prompt as part of your installation syntax.

Note Note

For local installations, you must run Setup as an administrator. If you install SQL Server from a remote share, you must use a domain account that has read and execute permissions on the remote share. For failover cluster installations, you must be a local administrator with permissions to login as a service, and to act as part of the operating system on all failover cluster nodes.

Use the following guidelines to develop installation commands that have correct syntax:

  • /PARAMETER

  • /PARAMETER=true/false

  • /PARAMETER=1/0 for Boolean types

  • /PARAMETER="value" for all single-value parameters. Using double quotation marks is recommended, but required if the value contains a space

  • /PARAMETER="value1" "value2" "value3" for all multiple-value parameters. Using double quotation marks is recommended, but required if the value contains a space

Exceptions:

  • /FEATURES, which is a multivalued parameter, but its format is /FEATURES=AS,RS,IS without a space, comma-delimited

Examples:

  • /INSTANCEDIR=c:\Path is supported.

  • /INSTANCEDIR=”c:\Path” is supported

Note Note
  • The relational server values support the additional terminating backslash formats (backslash or two backslash characters) for the path.

  • /PID, the value for this parameter should be enclosed in double quotation marks.

The following sections provide parameters to develop command line installation scripts for install, update, and repair scenarios.

Parameters that are listed for a SQL Server component are specific to that component. SQL Server Agent and Browser parameters are applicable when you install the SQL Server Database Engine.

Use the parameters in the following table to develop command line scripts for installation.

SQL Server component

Parameter

Description

SQL Server Setup Control

/ACTION

Required

Required to indicate the installation workflow.

Supported values:

  • Install

SQL Server Setup Control

/IACCEPTSQLSERVERLICENSETERMS

Required only when the /Q or /QS parameter is specified for unattended installations.

Required to acknowledge acceptance of the license terms.

SQL Server Setup Control

/ENU

Optional

Use this parameter to install the English version of SQL Server on a localized operating system when the installation media includes language packs for both English and the language corresponding to the operating system.

SQL Server Setup Control

/UpdateEnabled

Optional

Specify whether SQL Server setup should discover and include product updates. The valid values are True and False or 1 and 0. By default, SQL Server setup will include updates that are found.

SQL Server Setup Control

/UpdateSource

Optional

Specify the location where SQL Server setup will obtain product updates. The valid values are “MU” to search Microsoft Update, a valid folder path, a relative path such as .\MyUpdates or a UNC share. By default, SQL Server setup will search Microsoft Update or a Windows Update Service through the Windows Server Update Services.

SQL Server Setup Control

/CONFIGURATIONFILE

Optional

Specifies the ConfigurationFile to use.

SQL Server Setup Control

/ERRORREPORTING

Optional

Specifies the error reporting for SQL Server.

For more information, see Privacy Statement for the Microsoft Error Reporting Service.

Supported values:

  • 1=enabled

  • 0=disabled

SQL Server Setup Control

/FEATURES

- Or -

/ROLE

Required

Specifies the components to install.

  • Choose /FEATURES to specify individual SQL Server components to install. For more information, see /FEATURES below.

  • Choose /ROLE to specify a setup role. Setup roles install SQL Server in a predetermined configuration. For more information see /ROLE below.

SQL Server Setup Control

/HELP, H, ?

Optional

Displays the usage options for installation parameters.

SQL Server Setup Control

/INDICATEPROGRESS

Optional

Specifies that the verbose Setup log file is piped to the console.

SQL Server Setup Control

/INSTALLSHAREDDIR

Optional

Specifies a nondefault installation directory for 64-bit shared components.

Default is %Program Files%\Microsoft SQL Server

Cannot be set to %Program Files(x86)%\Microsoft SQL Server

SQL Server Setup Control

/INSTALLSHAREDWOWDIR

Optional

Specifies a nondefault installation directory for 32-bit shared components. Supported only on a 64-bit system.

Default is %Program Files(x86)%\Microsoft SQL Server

Cannot be set to %Program Files%\Microsoft SQL Server

SQL Server Setup Control

/INSTANCEDIR

Optional

Specifies a nondefault installation directory for instance-specific components.

SQL Server Setup Control

/INSTANCEID

Optional

Specifies a nondefault value for an InstanceID.

SQL Server Setup Control

/INSTANCENAME

Required

Specifies a SQL Server instance name.

For more information, see Instance Configuration.

SQL Server Setup Control

/PID

Optional

Specifies the product key for the edition of SQL Server. If this parameter is not specified, Evaluation is used.

SQL Server Setup Control

/Q

Optional

Specifies that Setup runs in a quiet mode without any user interface. This is used for unattended installations.

SQL Server Setup Control

/QS

Optional

Specifies that Setup runs and shows progress through the UI, but does not accept any input or show any error messages.

SQL Server Setup Control

/UIMODE

Optional

Specifies whether to present only the minimum number of dialog boxes during setup.

/UIMode can only be used with the /ACTION=INSTALL and UPGRADE parameters.

Supported values:

  • /UIMODE=Normal is the default for non-Express editions and presents all setup dialog boxes for the selected features.

  • /UIMODE=AutoAdvance is the default for Express editions and skips nonessential dialog boxes.

When combined with other parameters, UIMODE is overridden. For example, when /UIMODE=AutoAdvance and /ADDCURRENTUSERASSQLADMIN=FALSE are both provided, the provisioning dialog box is not auto populated with the current user.

The UIMode setting cannot be used with the /Q or /QS parameters.

SQL Server Setup Control

/SQMREPORTING

Optional

Specifies feature usage reporting for SQL Server.

For more information, see Privacy Statement for the Microsoft Error Reporting Service.

Supported values:

  • 1=enabled

  • 0=disabled

SQL Server Setup Control

/HIDECONSOLE

Optional

Specifies that the console window is hidden or closed.

SQL Server Agent

/AGTSVCACCOUNT

Required

Specifies the account for the SQL Server Agent service.

SQL Server Agent

/AGTSVCPASSWORD

Required

Specifies the password for SQL Server Agent service account.

SQL Server Agent

/AGTSVCSTARTUPTYPE

Optional

Specifies the startup mode for the SQL Server Agent service.

Supported values:

  • Automatic

  • Disabled

  • Manual

Analysis Services

/ASBACKUPDIR

Optional

Specifies the directory for Analysis Services backup files.

Default values:

  • For WOW mode on 64-bit: %Program Files(x86)%\Microsoft SQL Server\ <INSTANCEDIR>\<ASInstanceID>\OLAP\Backup.

  • For all other installations: %Program Files%\Microsoft SQL Server\ <INSTANCEDIR>\<ASInstanceID>\OLAP\Backup.

Analysis Services

/ASCOLLATION

Optional

Specifies the collation setting for Analysis Services.

Default value:

  • Latin1_General_CI_AS

Analysis Services

/ASCONFIGDIR

Optional

Specifies the directory for Analysis Services configuration files.

Default values:

  • For WOW mode on 64-bit: %Program Files(x86)%\Microsoft SQL Server\ <INSTANCEDIR>\<ASInstanceID>\OLAP\Config.

  • For all other installations: %Program Files%\Microsoft SQL Server\<INSTANCEDIR>\<ASInstanceID>\OLAP\Config.

Analysis Services

/ASDATADIR

Optional

Specifies the directory for Analysis Services data files.

Default values:

  • For WOW mode on 64-bit: %Program Files(x86)%\Microsoft SQL Server\<INSTANCEDIR>\<ASInstanceID>\OLAP\Data.

  • For all other installations: %Program Files%\Microsoft SQL Server\<INSTANCEDIR>\<ASInstanceID>\OLAP\Data.

Analysis Services

/ASLOGDIR

Optional

Specifies the directory for Analysis Services log files.

Default values:

  • For WOW mode on 64-bit: %Program Files(x86)%\Microsoft SQL Server\<INSTANCEDIR>\<ASInstanceID>\OLAP\Log.

  • For all other installations: %Program Files%\Microsoft SQL Server\<INSTANCEDIR>\<ASInstanceID>\OLAP\Log.

Analysis Services

/ASSERVERMODE

Optional

Specifies the server mode of the Analysis Services instance. Valid values are MULTIDIMENSIONAL, POWERPIVOT or TABULAR. ASSERVERMODE is case-sensitive. All values must be expressed in upper case. For more information about valid values, see Install Analysis Services in Tabular Mode.

Analysis Services

/ASSVCACCOUNT

Required

Specifies the account for the Analysis Services service.

Analysis Services

/ASSVCPASSWORD

Required

Specifies the password for the Analysis Services service.

Analysis Services

/ASSVCSTARTUPTYPE

Optional

Specifies the startup mode for the Analysis Services service.

Supported values:

  • Automatic

  • Disabled

  • Manual

Analysis Services

/ASSYSADMINACCOUNTS

Required

Specifies the administrator credentials for Analysis Services.

Analysis Services

/ASTEMPDIR

Optional

Specifies the directory for Analysis Services temporary files.

Default values:

  • For WOW mode on 64-bit: %Program Files(x86)%\Microsoft SQL Server\<INSTANCEDIR>\<ASInstanceID>\OLAP\Temp.

  • For all other installations: %Program Files%\Microsoft SQL Server\<INSTANCEDIR>\<ASInstanceID>\OLAP\Temp.

Analysis Services

/ASPROVIDERMSOLAP

Optional

Specifies whether the MSOLAP provider can run in-process.

Default value:

  • 1=enabled

Analysis Services

/FARMACCOUNT

Required for SPI_AS_NewFarm

Specifies a domain user account for running SharePoint Central Administration services and other essential services in a farm.

This parameter is used only for Analysis Services instances that are installed through /ROLE = SPI_AS_NEWFARM.

Analysis Services

/FARMPASSWORD

Required for SPI_AS_NewFarm

Specifies a password for the farm account.

Analysis Services

/PASSPHRASE

Required for SPI_AS_NewFarm

Specifies a passphrase that is used to add additional application servers or Web front end servers to a SharePoint farm.

This parameter is used only for Analysis Services instances that are installed through /ROLE = SPI_AS_NEWFARM.

Analysis Services

/FARMADMINIPORT

Required for SPI_AS_NewFarm

Specifies a port used to connect to the SharePoint Central Administration web application.

This parameter is used only for Analysis Services instances that are installed through /ROLE = SPI_AS_NEWFARM.

SQL Server Browser

/BROWSERSVCSTARTUPTYPE

Optional

Specifies the startup mode for SQL Server Browser service.

Supported values:

  • Automatic

  • Disabled

  • Manual

SQL Server Database Engine

/ENABLERANU

Optional

Enables run-as credentials for SQL Server Express installations.

SQL Server Database Engine

/INSTALLSQLDATADIR

Optional

Specifies the data directory for SQL Server data files.

Default values:

  • For WOW mode on 64-bit:%Program Files(x86)%\Microsoft SQL Server\

  • For all other installations:%Program Files%\Microsoft SQL Server\

SQL Server Database Engine

/SAPWD

Required when /SECURITYMODE=SQL

Specifies the password for the SQL Server sa account.

SQL Server Database Engine

/SECURITYMODE

Optional

Specifies the security mode for SQL Server.

If this parameter is not supplied, then Windows-only authentication mode is supported.

Supported value:

  • SQL

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLBACKUPDIR

Optional

Specifies the directory for backup files.

Default value:

  • <InstallSQLDataDir>\ <SQLInstanceID>\MSSQL\Backup

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLCOLLATION

Optional

Specifies the collation settings for SQL Server.

The default value is based on the locale of your Windows operating system. For more information, see Collation Settings in Setup.

SQL Server Database Engine

/ADDCURRENTUSERASSQLADMIN

Optional

Adds the current user to the SQL Server sysadmin fixed server role. The /ADDCURRENTUSERASSQLADMIN parameter can be used when installing Express editions or when /Role=ALLFeatures_WithDefaults is used. For more information, see /ROLE below.

Use of /ADDCURRENTUSERASSQLADMIN is optional, but either /ADDCURRENTUSERASSQLADMIN or /SQLSYSADMINACCOUNTS is required. Default values:

  • True for editions of SQL Server Express

  • False for all other editions

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLSVCACCOUNT

Required

Specifies the startup account for the SQL Server service.

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLSVCPASSWORD

Required

Specifies the password for SQLSVCACCOUNT.

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLSVCSTARTUPTYPE

Optional

Specifies the startup mode for the SQL Server service.

Supported values:

  • Automatic

  • Disabled

  • Manual

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLSYSADMINACCOUNTS

Required

Use this parameter to provision logins to be members of the sysadmin role.

For SQL Server editions other than SQL Server Express, /SQLSYSADMINACCOUNTS is required. For editions of SQL Server Express, use of /SQLSYSADMINACCOUNTS is optional, but either /SQLSYSADMINACCOUNTS or /ADDCURRENTUSERASSQLADMIN is required.

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLTEMPDBDIR

Optional

Specifies the directory for the data files for tempdb.

Default value:

  • <InstallSQLDataDir>\ <SQLInstanceID>\MSSQL\Data

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLTEMPDBLOGDIR

Optional

Specifies the directory for the log files for tempdb.

Default value:

  • <InstallSQLDataDir>\ <SQLInstanceID>\MSSQL\Data

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLUSERDBDIR

Optional

Specifies the directory for the data files for user databases.

Default value:

  • <InstallSQLDataDir>\ <SQLInstanceID>\MSSQL\Data

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLUSERDBLOGDIR

Optional

Specifies the directory for the log files for user databases.

Default value:

  • <InstallSQLDataDir>\ <SQLInstanceID>\MSSQL\Data

FILESTREAM

/FILESTREAMLEVEL

Optional

Specifies the access level for the FILESTREAM feature.

Supported values:

  • 0 =Disable FILESTREAM support for this instance. (Default value)

  • 1=Enable FILESTREAM for Transact-SQL access.

  • 2=Enable FILESTREAM for Transact-SQL and file I/O streaming access. (Not valid for cluster scenarios)

  • 3=Allow remote clients to have streaming access to FILESTREAM data.

FILESTREAM

/FILESTREAMSHARENAME

Optional

Required when FILESTREAMLEVEL is greater than 1.

Specifies the name of the windows share in which the FILESTREAM data will be stored.

SQL Server Full Text

/FTSVCACCOUNT

Optional

Specifies the account for Full-Text filter launcher service.

This parameter is ignored in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista operating systems. ServiceSID is used to help secure the communication between SQL Server and Full-text Filter Daemon. If the values are not provided, the Full-text Filter Launcher Service is disabled. You have to use SQL Server Control Manager to change the service account and enable full-text functionality.

Default value:

  • Local Service Account

SQL Server Full Text

/FTSVCPASSWORD

Optional

Specifies the password for the Full-Text filter launcher service.

This parameter is ignored in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista operating systems.

Integration Services

/ISSVCACCOUNT

Required

Specifies the account for Integration Services.

Default value:

  • NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE

Integration Services

/ISSVCPASSWORD

Required

Specifies the Integration Services password.

Integration Services

/ISSVCStartupType

Optional

Specifies the startup mode for the Integration Services service.

SQL Server Network Configuration

/NPENABLED

Optional

Specifies the state of the Named Pipes protocol for the SQL Server service.

Supported values:

  • 0=disable the Named Pipes protocol

  • 1=enable the Named Pipes protocol

SQL Server Network Configuration

/TCPENABLED

Optional

Specifies the state of the TCP protocol for the SQL Server service.

Supported values:

  • 0=disable the TCP protocol

  • 1=enable the TCP protocol

Reporting Services

/RSINSTALLMODE

Optional

Specifies the Install mode for Reporting Services.

Supported Values:SharePointFilesOnlyModeDefaultNativeMode FilesOnlyModeNote: If the installation includes the SQL Server Database engine, the default RSINSTALLMODE is DefaultNativeMode.If the installation does not include the SQL Server Database engine, the default RSINSTALLMODE is FilesOnlyMode.If you choose DefaultNativeMode but the installation does not include the SQL Server Database engine, the installation will automatically change the RSINSTALLMODE to FilesOnlyMode.

Reporting Services

/RSSVCACCOUNT

Required

Specifies the startup account for Reporting Services.

Reporting Services

/RSSVCPASSWORD

Required

Specifies the password for the startup account for the Reporting Services service.

Reporting Services

/RSSVCStartupType

Optional

Specifies the startup mode for Reporting Services.

Sample Syntax:

To install a new, stand-alone instance with the SQL Server Database Engine, Replication, and Full-Text Search components.

Setup.exe /q /ACTION=Install /FEATURES=SQL /INSTANCENAME=MSSQLSERVER /SQLSVCACCOUNT="<DomainName\UserName>" /SQLSVCPASSWORD="<StrongPassword>" /SQLSYSADMINACCOUNTS="<DomainName\UserName>" /AGTSVCACCOUNT="NT AUTHORITY\Network Service" /IACCEPTSQLSERVERLICENSETERMS

For more information about SQL Server SysPrep, see

Install SQL Server 2012 Using SysPrep .

Prepare Image Parameters

Use the parameters in the following table to develop command-line scripts for preparing an instance of SQL Server without configuring it.

SQL Server component

Parameter

Description

SQL Server Setup Control

/ACTION

Required

Required to indicate the installation workflow.

Supported values:

  • PrepareImage

SQL Server Setup Control

/IACCEPTSQLSERVERLICENSETERMS

Required only when the /Q or /QS parameter is specified for unattended installations.

Required to acknowledge acceptance of the license terms.

SQL Server Setup Control

/ENU

Optional

Use this parameter to install the English version of SQL Server on a localized operating system when the installation media includes language packs for both English and the language corresponding to the operating system.

SQL Server Setup Control

/UpdateEnabled

Optional

Specify whether SQL Server setup should discover and include product updates. The valid values are True and False or 1 and 0. By default, SQL Server setup will include updates that are found.

SQL Server Setup Control

/UpdateSource

Optional

Specify the location where SQL Server setup will obtain product updates. The valid values are “MU” to search Microsoft Update, a valid folder path, a relative path such as .\MyUpdates or a UNC share. By default, SQL Server setup will search Microsoft Update or a Windows Update Service through the Windows Server Update Services.

SQL Server Setup Control

/CONFIGURATIONFILE

Optional

Specifies the ConfigurationFile to use.

SQL Server Setup Control

/FEATURES

Required

Specifies components to install.

Supported values:

  • SQLEngine

  • Replication

  • FullText

  • RS

  • Beginning with SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 Cumulative Update 2 (January 2013) all features except SharePoint features and DReplay are supported.

SQL Server Setup Control

/HELP, H, ?

Optional

Displays the usage options for installation parameters.

SQL Server Setup Control

/HIDECONSOLE

Optional

Specifies that the console window is hidden or closed.

SQL Server Setup Control

/INDICATEPROGRESS

Optional

Specifies that the verbose Setup log file is piped to the console.

SQL Server Setup Control

/INSTALLSHAREDDIR

Optional

Specifies a nondefault installation directory for 64-bit shared components.

Default is %Program Files%\ Microsoft SQL Server

Cannot be set to %Program Files(x86)%\ Microsoft SQL Server

SQL Server Setup Control

/INSTANCEDIR

Optional

Specifies a nondefault installation directory for instance-specific components.

SQL Server Setup Control

/INSTANCEID

Prior to SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 Cumulative Update 2 (January 2013) Required

Beginning with SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 Cumulative Update 2 Required for instance features.

Specifies an InstanceID for the instance that is being prepared.

SQL Server Setup Control

/Q

Optional

Specifies that Setup runs in a quiet mode without any user interface. This is used for unattended installations.

SQL Server Setup Control

/QS

Optional

Specifies that Setup runs and shows progress through the UI, but does not accept any input or show any error messages.

Sample Syntax:

To prepare a new, stand-alone instance with the SQL Server Database Engine, Replication, and Full-Text Search components, and Reporting Services.

Setup.exe /q /ACTION=PrepareImage /FEATURES=SQL,RS /InstanceID =<MYINST> /IACCEPTSQLSERVERLICENSETERMS

Complete Image Parameters

Use the parameters in the following table to develop command-line scripts for completing and configuring a prepared instance of SQL Server.

SQL Server component

Parameter

Description

SQL Server Setup Control

/ACTION

Required

Required to indicate the installation workflow.

Supported values:

  • CompleteImage

SQL Server Setup Control

/IACCEPTSQLSERVERLICENSETERMS

Required only when the /Q or /QS parameter is specified for unattended installations.

Required to acknowledge acceptance of the license terms.

SQL Server Setup Control

/ENU

Optional

Use this parameter to install the English version of SQL Server on a localized operating system when the installation media includes language packs for both English and the language corresponding to the operating system.

SQL Server Setup Control

/CONFIGURATIONFILE

Optional

Specifies the ConfigurationFile to use.

SQL Server Setup Control

/ERRORREPORTING

Optional

Specifies the error reporting for SQL Server.

For more information, see Privacy Statement for the Microsoft Error Reporting Service.

Supported values:

  • 1=enabled

  • 0=disabled

SQL Server Setup Control

/HELP, H, ?

Optional

Displays the usage options for installation parameters.

SQL Server Setup Control

/INDICATEPROGRESS

Optional

Specifies that the verbose Setup log file is piped to the console.

SQL Server Setup Control

/INSTANCEID

Prior to SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 Cumulative Update 2 (January 2013) Required

Beginning with SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 Cumulative Update 2 Optional

Use the Instance ID specified during the prepare image step.

Supported Values:

  • InstanceID of a Prepared Instance.

SQL Server Setup Control

/INSTANCENAME

Prior to SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 Cumulative Update 2 (January 2013) Required

Beginning with SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 Cumulative Update 2 Optional

Specifies a SQL Server instance name for the instance that is being completed.

For more information, see Instance Configuration.

SQL Server Setup Control

/PID

Optional

Specifies the product key for the edition of SQL Server. If this parameter is not specified, Evaluation is used.

Note Note

If you are installing SQL Server Express, SQL Server Express with tools or SQL Server Express with Advanced Services, the PID is predefined.

SQL Server Setup Control

/Q

Optional

Specifies that Setup runs in a quiet mode without any user interface. This is used for unattended installations.

SQL Server Setup Control

/QS

Optional

Specifies that Setup runs and shows progress through the UI, but does not accept any input or show any error messages.

SQL Server Setup Control

/SQMREPORTING

Optional

Specifies feature usage reporting for SQL Server.

For more information, see Privacy Statement for the Microsoft Error Reporting Service.

Supported values:

  • 1=enabled

  • 0=disabled

SQL Server Setup Control

/HIDECONSOLE

Optional

Specifies that the console window is hidden or closed.

SQL Server Agent

/AGTSVCACCOUNT

Required

Specifies the account for the SQL Server Agent service.

SQL Server Agent

/AGTSVCPASSWORD

Required

Specifies the password for SQL Server Agent service account.

SQL Server Agent

/AGTSVCSTARTUPTYPE

Optional

Specifies the startup mode for the SQL Server Agent service.

Supported values:

  • Automatic

  • Disabled

  • Manual

SQL Server Browser

/BROWSERSVCSTARTUPTYPE

Optional

Specifies the startup mode for SQL Server Browser service.

Supported values:

  • Automatic

  • Disabled

  • Manual

SQL Server Database Engine

/ENABLERANU

Optional

Enables run-as credentials for SQL Server Express installations.

SQL Server Database Engine

/INSTALLSQLDATADIR

Optional

Specifies the data directory for SQL Server data files.

Default values:

  • For WOW mode on 64-bit:%Program Files(x86)%\Microsoft SQL Server\

For all other installations: %Program Files%\Microsoft SQL Server\

SQL Server Database Engine

/SAPWD

Required when /SECURITYMODE=SQL

Specifies the password for the SQL Server sa account.

SQL Server Database Engine

/SECURITYMODE

Optional

Specifies the security mode for SQL Server.

If this parameter is not supplied, then Windows-only authentication mode is supported.

Supported value:

  • SQL

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLBACKUPDIR

Optional

Specifies the directory for backup files.

Default value:

<InstallSQLDataDir>\ <SQLInstanceID>\MSSQL\Backup

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLCOLLATION

Optional

Specifies the collation settings for SQL Server.

The default value is based on the locale of your Windows operating system. For more information, see Collation Settings in Setup.

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLSVCACCOUNT

Required

Specifies the startup account for the SQL Server service.

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLSVCPASSWORD

Required

Specifies the password for SQLSVCACCOUNT.

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLSVCSTARTUPTYPE

Optional

Specifies the startup mode for the SQL Server service.

Supported values:

  • Automatic

  • Disabled

  • Manual

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLSYSADMINACCOUNTS

Required

Use this parameter to provision logins to be members of the sysadmin role.

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLTEMPDBDIR

Optional

Specifies the directory for the data files for tempdb.

Default value:

<InstallSQLDataDir>\ <SQLInstanceID>\MSSQL\Data

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLTEMPDBLOGDIR

Optional

Specifies the directory for the log files for tempdb.

Default value:

<InstallSQLDataDir>\ <SQLInstanceID>\MSSQL\Data

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLUSERDBDIR

Optional

Specifies the directory for the data files for user databases.

Default value:

<InstallSQLDataDir>\ <SQLInstanceID>\MSSQL\Data

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLUSERDBLOGDIR

Optional

Specifies the directory for the log files for user databases.

Default value:

<InstallSQLDataDir>\ <SQLInstanceID>\MSSQL\Data

FILESTREAM

/FILESTREAMLEVEL

Optional

Specifies the access level for the FILESTREAM feature.

Supported values:

  • 0 =Disable FILESTREAM support for this instance. (Default value)

  • 1=Enable FILESTREAM for Transact-SQL access.

  • 2=Enable FILESTREAM for Transact-SQL and file I/O streaming access. (Not valid for cluster scenarios)

  • 3=Allow remote clients to have streaming access to FILESTREAM data.

FILESTREAM

/FILESTREAMSHARENAME

Optional

Required when FILESTREAMLEVEL is greater than 1.

Specifies the name of the windows share in which the FILESTREAM data will be stored.

SQL Server Full Text

/FTSVCACCOUNT

Optional

Specifies the account for Full-Text filter launcher service.

This parameter is ignored in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista operating systems. ServiceSID is used to help secure the communication between SQL Server and Full-text Filter Daemon. If the values are not provided, the Full-text Filter Launcher Service is disabled. You have to use SQL Server Control Manager to change the service account and enable full-text functionality.

Default value:

  • Local Service Account

SQL Server Full Text

/FTSVCPASSWORD

Optional

Specifies the password for the Full-Text filter launcher service.

This parameter is ignored in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista operating systems.

SQL Server Network Configuration

/NPENABLED

Optional

Specifies the state of the Named Pipes protocol for the SQL Server service.

Supported values:

  • 0=disable the Named Pipes protocol

  • 1=enable the Named Pipes protocol

SQL Server Network Configuration

/TCPENABLED

Optional

Specifies the state of the TCP protocol for the SQL Server service.

Supported values:

  • 0=disable the TCP protocol

  • 1=enable the TCP protocol

Reporting Services

/RSINSTALLMODE

Optional

Specifies the Install mode for Reporting Services.

Reporting Services

/RSSVCACCOUNT

Required

Specifies the startup account for Reporting Services.

Reporting Services

/RSSVCPASSWORD

Required

Specifies the password for the startup account for the Reporting Services service.

Reporting Services

/RSSVCStartupType

Optional

Specifies the startup mode for Reporting Services.

Sample Syntax:

To complete a prepared, stand-alone instance that includes SQL Server Database Engine, Replication, and Full-Text Search components.

Setup.exe /q /ACTION=CompleteImage /INSTANCENAME=MYNEWINST /INSTANCEID=<MYINST> /SQLSVCACCOUNT="<DomainName\UserName>" /SQLSVCPASSWORD="<StrongPassword>" /SQLSYSADMINACCOUNTS="<DomainName\UserName>" /AGTSVCACCOUNT="NT AUTHORITY\Network Service" /IACCEPTSQLSERVERLICENSETERMS

Use the parameters in the following table to develop command-line scripts for upgrade.

SQL Server component

Parameter

Description

SQL Server Setup Control

/ACTION

Required

Required to indicate the installation workflow.

Supported values:

  • Upgrade

  • EditionUpgrade

The value EditionUpgrade is used to upgrade an existing edition of SQL Server 2012 to a different edition. For more information about the supported version and edition upgrades, see Supported Version and Edition Upgrades.

SQL Server Setup Control

/IACCEPTSQLSERVERLICENSETERMS

Required only when the /Q or /QS parameter is specified for unattended installations.

Required to acknowledge acceptance of the license terms.

SQL Server Setup Control

/ENU

Optional

Use this parameter to install the English version of SQL Server on a localized operating system when the installation media includes language packs for both English and the language corresponding to the operating system.

SQL Server Setup Control

/UpdateEnabled

Optional

Specify whether SQL Server setup should discover and include product updates. The valid values are True and False or 1 and 0. By default, SQL Server setup will include updates that are found.

SQL Server Setup Control

/UpdateSource

Optional

Specify the location where SQL Server setup will obtain product updates. The valid values are “MU” to search Microsoft Update, a valid folder path, a relative path such as .\MyUpdates or a UNC share. By default, SQL Server setup will search Microsoft Update or a Windows Update Service through the Windows Server Update Services.

SQL Server Setup Control

/CONFIGURATIONFILE

Optional

Specifies the ConfigurationFile to use.

SQL Server Setup Control

/ERRORREPORTING

Optional

Specifies the error reporting for SQL Server.

For more information, see Privacy Statement for the Microsoft Error Reporting Service.

Supported values:

  • 1=enabled

  • 0=disabled

SQL Server Setup Control

/HELP, H, ?

Optional

Displays the usage options for the parameters.

SQL Server Setup Control

/INDICATEPROGRESS

Optional

Specifies that the verbose Setup log file will be piped to the console.

SQL Server Setup Control

/ INSTANCEDIR

Optional

Specifies a nondefault installation directory for shared components.

SQL Server Setup Control

/INSTANCEID

Required when you upgrade from SQL Server 2008, or SQL Server 2008 R2

Optional when you upgrade from SQL Server 2005

Specifies a nondefault value for an InstanceID.

SQL Server Setup Control

/INSTANCENAME

Required

Specifies a SQL Server instance name.

For more information, see Instance Configuration.Instance Configuration

SQL Server Setup Control

/PID

Optional

Specifies the product key for the edition of SQL Server. If this parameter is not specified, Evaluation is used.

SQL Server Setup Control

/Q

Optional

Specifies that Setup runs in a quiet mode without any user interface. This is used for unattended installations.

SQL Server Setup Control

/UIMODE

Optional

Specifies whether to present only the minimum number of dialog boxes during setup.

/UIMode can only be used with the /ACTION=INSTALL and UPGRADE parameters.

Supported values:

  • /UIMODE=Normal is the default for non-Express editions and presents all setup dialog boxes for the selected features.

  • /UIMODE=AutoAdvance is the default for Express editions and skips nonessential dialog boxes.

The UIMode setting cannot be used with the /Q or /QS parameters.

SQL Server Setup Control

/SQMREPORTING

Optional

Specifies feature usage reporting for SQL Server.

For more information, see Privacy Statement for the Microsoft Error Reporting Service.

Supported values:

  • 1=enabled

  • 0=disabled

SQL Server Setup Control

/HIDECONSOLE

Optional

Specifies the console window would be hidden or closed.

SQL Server Browser Service

/BROWSERSVCSTARTUPTYPE

Optional

Specifies the startup mode for SQL Server Browser service

Supported values:

  • Automatic

  • Disabled

  • Manual

SQL Server Full-Text

/FTUPGRADEOPTION

Optional

Specifies the Full-Text catalog upgrade option.

Supported values:

  • REBUILD

  • RESET

  • IMPORT

Integration Services

/ISSVCACCOUNT

Required

Specifies the account for Integration Services.

Default value:

  • NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE

Integration Services

/ISSVCPASSWORD

Required

Specifies the Integration Services password.

Integration Services

/ISSVCStartupType

Optional

Specifies the startup mode for the Integration Services service.

Reporting Services

/RSUPGRADEDATABASEACCOUNT

Optional

The property is only used when upgrading a SharePoint mode Report Server that is version 2008 R2 or earlier. Additional upgrade operations are performed for report servers that use the older SharePoint mode architecture, which was changed in SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services. If this option is not included with the command line installation, the default service account for the old report server instance is used. If this property is used, supply the password for the account using the /RSUPGRADEPASSWORD property.

Reporting Services

/RSUPGRADEPASSWORD

Optional

Password of the existing Report Server service account.

Reporting Services

/ALLOWUPGRADEFORSSRSSHAREPOINTMODE

The switch is required when upgrading a SharePoint Mode installation that is based on the SharePoint shared service architecture. The switch is not needed for upgrading non-shared service versions of Reporting Services, including SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2.

Sample Syntax:

To upgrade an existing instance or failover cluster node from SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008, or SQL Server 2008 R2.

Setup.exe /q /ACTION=upgrade /INSTANCEID = <INSTANCEID>/INSTANCENAME=MSSQLSERVER /RSUPGRADEDATABASEACCOUNT="<Provide a SQL Server logon account that can connect to the report server during upgrade>" /RSUPGRADEPASSWORD="<Provide a password for the report server upgrade account>" /ISSVCAccount="NT Authority\Network Service" /IACCEPTSQLSERVERLICENSETERMS

To upgrade an existing instance of SQL Server 2012 to a different edition of SQL Server 2012.

Setup.exe /q /ACTION=editionupgrade /INSTANCENAME=MSSQLSERVER /PID=<PID key for new edition>" /IACCEPTSQLSERVERLICENSETERMS

Use the parameters in the following table to develop command-line scripts for repair.

SQL Server component

Parameter

Description

SQL Server Setup Control

/ACTION

Required

Required to indicate the repair workflow.

Supported values:

  • Repair

SQL Server Setup Control

/ENU

Optional

Use this parameter to install the English version of SQL Server on a localized operating system when the installation media includes language packs for both English and the language corresponding to the operating system.

SQL Server Setup Control

/FEATURES

Required

Specifies components to repair.

SQL Server Setup Control

/INSTANCENAME

Required

Specifies a SQL Server instance name.

For more information, see Instance Configuration.

SQL Server Setup Control

/Q

Optional

Specifies that Setup runs in a quiet mode without any user interface. This is used for unattended installations.

SQL Server Setup Control

/HIDECONSOLE

Optional

Specifies that the console window is hidden or closed.

Sample Syntax:

Repair an instance and shared components.

Setup.exe /q /ACTION=Repair /INSTANCENAME=<instancename>

Use the parameters in the following table to develop command-line scripts for rebuilding the master, model, msdb, and tempdb system databases. For more information, see Rebuild System Databases.

SQL Server component

Parameter

Description

SQL Server Setup Control

/ACTION

Required

Required to indicate the rebuild database workflow.

Supported values:

  • Rebuilddatabase

SQL Server Setup Control

/INSTANCENAME

Required

Specifies a SQL Server instance name.

For more information, see Instance Configuration.

SQL Server Setup Control

/Q

Optional

Specifies that Setup runs in a quiet mode without any user interface. This is used for unattended installations.

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLCOLLATION

Optional

Specifies a new server-level collation.

The default value is based on the locale of your Windows operating system. For more information, see Collation Settings in Setup.

SQL Server Database Engine

/SAPWD

Required when /SECURITYMODE=SQL was specified during Installation of the Instance.

Specifies the password for SQL SA account.

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLSYSADMINACCOUNTS

Required

Use this parameter to provision logins to be members of the sysadmin role.

Use the parameters in the following table to develop command-line scripts for uninstallation.

SQL Server component

Parameter

Description

SQL Server Setup Control

/ACTION

Required

Required to indicate the uninstall work flow.

Supported values:

  • Uninstall

SQL Server Setup Control

/CONFIGURATIONFILE

Optional

Specifies the ConfigurationFile to use.

SQL Server Setup Control

/FEATURES

Required

Specifies components to uninstall.

SQL Server Setup Control

/HELP, H, ?

Optional

Displays the usage options for the parameters.

SQL Server Setup Control

/INDICATEPROGRESS

Optional

Specifies that the verbose Setup log file will be piped to the console.

SQL Server Setup Control

/INSTANCENAME

Required

Specifies a SQL Server instance name.

For more information, see Instance Configuration.

SQL Server Setup Control

/Q

Optional

Specifies that Setup runs in a quiet mode without any user interface. This is used for unattended installations.

SQL Server Setup Control

/HIDECONSOLE

Optional

Specifies that the console window is hidden or closed.

Sample Syntax:

To uninstall an existing instance of SQL Server.

Setup.exe /Action=Uninstall /FEATURES=SQL,AS,RS,IS,Tools /INSTANCENAME=MSSQLSERVER
NoteNote

To remove a named instance, specify the name of the instance instead of "MSSQLSERVER" in the example that was mentioned earlier in this topic.

Before you install a SQL Server failover cluster instance, review the following topics:

Test and modify the following failover cluster installation scripts to meet the needs of your organization.

Integrated Install Failover Cluster Parameters

Use the parameters in the following table to develop command-line scripts for failover cluster installation.

For more information about Integrated Installation, see AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instances (SQL Server).

Note Note

To add more nodes after the installation, use Add Node action.

SQL Server component

Parameter

Details

SQL Server Setup Control

/ACTION

Required

Required to indicate the failover cluster installation work flow.

Supported values:

  • InstallFailoverCluster

SQL Server Setup Control

/IACCEPTSQLSERVERLICENSETERMS

Required only when the /Q or /QS parameter is specified for unattended installations.

Required to acknowledge acceptance of the license terms.

SQL Server Setup Control

/ENU

Optional

Use this parameter to install the English version of SQL Server on a localized operating system when the installation media includes language packs for both English and the language corresponding to the operating system.

SQL Server Setup Control

/FAILOVERCLUSTERGROUP

Optional

Specifies the name of the resource group to be used for the SQL Server failover cluster. It can be the name of an existing cluster group or the name of a new resource group.

Default value:

SQLServer(<InstanceName>)

SQL Server Setup Control

/UpdateEnabled

Optional

Specify whether SQL Server setup should discover and include product updates. The valid values are True and False or 1 and 0. By default, SQL Server setup will include updates that are found.

SQL Server Setup Control

/UpdateSource

Optional

Specify the location where SQL Server setup will obtain product updates. The valid values are “MU” to search Microsoft Update, a valid folder path, a relative path such as .\MyUpdates or a UNC share. By default, SQL Server setup will search Microsoft Update or a Windows Update Service through the Windows Server Update Services.

SQL Server Setup Control

/CONFIGURATIONFILE

Optional

Specifies the ConfigurationFile to use.

SQL Server Setup Control

/ERRORREPORTING

Optional

Specifies the error reporting for SQL Server.

For more information, see Privacy Statement for the Microsoft Error Reporting Service.

Supported values:

  • 1=enabled

  • 0=disabled

SQL Server Setup Control

/FEATURES

Required

Specifies components to install.

SQL Server Setup Control

/HELP, H, ?

Optional

Displays the usage options for the parameters.

SQL Server Setup Control

/INDICATEPROGRESS

Optional

Specifies that the verbose Setup log file will be piped to the console.

SQL Server Setup Control

/INSTALLSHAREDDIR

Optional

Specifies a nondefault installation directory for 64-bit shared components.

Default is %Program Files%\ Microsoft SQL Server

Cannot be set to %Program Files(x86)%\ Microsoft SQL Server

SQL Server Setup Control

/INSTALLSHAREDWOWDIR

Optional

Specifies a nondefault installation directory for 32-bit shared components. Supported only on a 64-bit system.

Default is %Program Files(x86)%\Microsoft SQL Server

Cannot be set to %Program Files%\Microsoft SQL Server

SQL Server Setup Control

/INSTANCEDIR

Optional

Specifies nondefault installation directory for instance-specific components.

SQL Server Setup Control

/INSTANCEID

Optional

Specifies a nondefault value for an InstanceID.

SQL Server Setup Control

/INSTANCENAME

Required

Specifies a SQL Server instance name.

For more information, see Instance Configuration.

SQL Server Setup Control

/PID

Optional

Specifies the product key for the edition of SQL Server. If this parameter is not specified, Evaluation is used.

SQL Server Setup Control

/Q

Optional

Specifies that Setup runs in a quiet mode without any user interface. This is used for unattended installations.

SQL Server Setup Control

/QS

Optional

Specifies that Setup runs and shows progress through the UI, but does not accept any input or show any error messages.

SQL Server Setup Control

/SQMREPORTING

Optional

Specifies feature usage reporting for SQL Server.

For more information, see Privacy Statement for the Microsoft Error Reporting Service.

Supported values:

  • 1=enabled

  • 0=disabled

SQL Server Setup Control

/HIDECONSOLE

Optional

Specifies the console window would be hidden or closed.

SQL Server Setup Control

/FAILOVERCLUSTERDISKS

Optional

Specifies the list of shared disks to be included in the SQL Server failover cluster resource group.

Default value:

The first drive is used as the default drive for all databases.

SQL Server Setup Control

/FAILOVERCLUSTERIPADDRESSES

Required

Specifies an encoded IP address. The encodings are semicolon-delimited (;) and follow the format <IP Type>;<address>;<network name>;<subnet mask>. Supported IP types include DHCP, IPv4, and IPv6. You can specify multiple failover cluster IP addresses with a space in between. See the following examples:

  • FAILOVERCLUSTERIPADDRESSES=DEFAULT

  • FAILOVERCLUSTERIPADDRESSES=IPv4;DHCP;ClusterNetwork1

  • FAILOVERCLUSTERIPADDRESSES=IPv4;172.16.0.0;ClusterNetwork1;172.31.255.255

  • FAILOVERCLUSTERIPADDRESSES=IPv6;DHCP;ClusterNetwork1

  • FAILOVERCLUSTERIPADDRESSES=IPv6;2001:db8:23:1002:20f:1fff:feff:b3a3;ClusterNetwork1

SQL Server Setup Control

/FAILOVERCLUSTERNETWORKNAME

Required

Specifies the network name for the new SQL Server failover cluster. This name is used to identify the new SQL Server failover cluster instance on the network.

SQL Server Agent

/AGTSVCACCOUNT

Required

Specifies the account for the SQL Server Agent service.

SQL Server Agent

/AGTSVCPASSWORD

Required

Specifies the password for SQL Server Agent service account.

Analysis Services

/ASBACKUPDIR

Optional

Specifies the directory for Analysis Services backup files.

Default values:

  • For WOW mode on 64-bit: %Program Files(x86)%\Microsoft SQL Server\<INSTANCEDIR>\<ASInstanceID>\OLAP\Backup.

  • For all other installations:%Program Files%\Microsoft SQL Server\<INSTANCEDIR>\<ASInstanceID>\OLAP\Backup.

Analysis Services

/ASCOLLATION

Optional

Specifies the collation setting for Analysis Services.

Default value:

  • Latin1_General_CI_AS

Analysis Services

/ASCONFIGDIR

Optional

Specifies the directory for Analysis Services configuration files.

Default values:

  • For WOW mode on 64-bit: %Program Files(x86)%\Microsoft SQL Server\<INSTANCEDIR>\<ASInstanceID>\OLAP\Config.

  • For all other installations: %Program Files%\Microsoft SQL Server\<INSTANCEDIR>\<ASInstanceID>\OLAP\Config.

Analysis Services

/ASDATADIR

Optional

Specifies the directory for Analysis Services data files.

Default values:

  • For WOW mode on 64-bit: %Program Files(x86)%\Microsoft SQL Server\<INSTANCEDIR>\<ASInstanceID>\OLAP\Data.

  • For all other installations: %Program Files%\Microsoft SQL Server\<INSTANCEDIR>\<ASInstanceID>\OLAP\Data.

Analysis Services

/ASLOGDIR

Optional

Specifies the directory for Analysis Services log files.

Default values:

  • For WOW mode on 64-bit: %Program Files(x86)%\Microsoft SQL Server\<INSTANCEDIR>\<ASInstanceID>\OLAP\Log.

  • For all other installations: %Program Files%\Microsoft SQL Server\<INSTANCEDIR>\<ASInstanceID>\OLAP\Log.

Analysis Services

/ASSYSADMINACCOUNTS

Required

Specifies the administrator credentials for Analysis Services.

Analysis Services

/ASTEMPDIR

Optional

Specifies the directory for Analysis Services temporary files.

Default values:

  • For WOW mode on 64-bit: %Program Files(x86)%\Microsoft SQL Server\<INSTANCEDIR>\<ASInstanceID>\OLAP\Temp.

  • For all other installations: %Program Files%\Microsoft SQL Server\<INSTANCEDIR>\<ASInstanceID>\OLAP\Temp.

Analysis Services

/ASPROVIDERMSOLAP

Optional

Specifies whether the MSOLAP provider can run in-process.

Default value:

  • 1=enabled

Analysis Services

/ASSERVERMODE

Optional

Specifies the server mode of the Analysis Services instance. Valid values in a cluster scenario are MULTIDIMENSIONAL or TABULAR. ASSERVERMODE is case-sensitive. All values must be expressed in upper case. For more information about the valid values, see Install Analysis Services in Tabular Mode.

SQL Server Database Engine

/INSTALLSQLDATADIR

Required

Specifies the data directory for SQL Server data files.

The data directory must to specified and on a shared cluster disk.

SQL Server Database Engine

/SAPWD

Required when /SECURITYMODE=SQL

Specifies the password for the SQL Server sa account.

SQL Server Database Engine

/SECURITYMODE

Optional

Specifies the security mode for SQL Server.

If this parameter is not supplied, then Windows-only authentication mode is supported.

Supported value:

  • SQL

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLBACKUPDIR

Optional

Specifies the directory for backup files.

Default value:

  • <InstallSQLDataDir>\ <SQLInstanceID>\MSSQL\Backup.

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLCOLLATION

Optional

Specifies the collation settings for SQL Server.

The default value is based on the locale of your Windows operating system. For more information, see Collation Settings in Setup.

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLSVCACCOUNT

Required

Specifies the startup account for the SQL Server service.

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLSVCPASSWORD

Required

Specifies the password for SQLSVCACCOUNT.

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLSYSADMINACCOUNTS

Required

Use this parameter to provision logins to be members of the sysadmin role.

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLTEMPDBDIR

Optional

Specifies the directory for the data files for tempdb.

Default value:

  • <InstallSQLDataDir>\ <SQLInstanceID>\MSSQL\Data

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLTEMPDBLOGDIR

Optional

Specifies the directory for the log files for tempdb.

Default value:

  • <InstallSQLDataDir>\ <SQLInstanceID>\MSSQL\Data

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLUSERDBDIR

Optional

Specifies the directory for the data files for user databases.

Default value:

  • <InstallSQLDataDir>\ <SQLInstanceID>\MSSQL\Data

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLUSERDBLOGDIR

Optional

Specifies the directory for the log files for user databases.

Default value:

  • <InstallSQLDataDir>\ <SQLInstanceID>\MSSQL\Data

FILESTREAM

/FILESTREAMLEVEL

Optional

Specifies the access level for the FILESTREAM feature.

Supported values:

  • 0 =Disable FILESTREAM support for this instance. (Default value)

  • 1=Enable FILESTREAM for Transact-SQL access.

  • 2=Enable FILESTREAM for Transact-SQL and file I/O streaming access. (Not valid for cluster scenarios)

  • 3=Allow remote clients to have streaming access to FILESTREAM data.

FILESTREAM

/FILESTREAMSHARENAME

Optional

Required when FILESTREAMLEVEL is greater than 1.

Specifies the name of the windows share in which the FILESTREAM data will be stored.

SQL Server Full Text

/FTSVCACCOUNT

Optional

Specifies the account for Full-Text filter launcher service.

This parameter is ignored in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista operating systems. ServiceSID will be used to help secure the communication between SQL Server and Full-text Filter Daemon.

If the values are not provided the Full-text Filter Launcher Service will be disabled. You have to use SQL Server Control Manager to change the service account and enable full-text functionality.

Default value:

  • Local Service Account

SQL Server Full Text

/FTSVCPASSWORD

Optional

Specifies the password for the Full-Text filter launcher service.

This parameter is ignored in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista operating systems.

Integration Services

/ISSVCACCOUNT

Required

Specifies the account for Integration Services.

Default value:

  • NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE

Integration Services

/ISSVCPASSWORD

Required

Specifies the Integration Services password.

Integration Services

/ISSVCStartupType

Optional

Specifies the startup mode for the Integration Services service.

Reporting Services

/RSINSTALLMODE

Optional

Specifies the Install mode for Reporting Services.

Reporting Services

/RSSVCACCOUNT

Required

Specifies the startup account for Reporting Services.

Reporting Services

/RSSVCPASSWORD

Required

Specifies the password for the startup account for Reporting Services service.

Reporting Services

/RSSVCStartupType

Optional

Specifies the startup mode for Reporting Services.

1 We recommend that you use Service SID instead of domain groups.

Additional Notes:

The Database Engine and Analysis Services are the only components that are cluster-aware. Other features are not cluster-aware and do not have high availability through failover.

Sample Syntax:

To install a single-node SQL Server failover cluster instance with the Database Engine and Analysis Services, default instance.

setup.exe /q /ACTION=InstallFailoverCluster /InstanceName=MSSQLSERVER /INDICATEPROGRESS /ASSYSADMINACCOUNTS="<DomainName\UserName>" /ASDATADIR=<Drive>:\OLAP\Data /ASLOGDIR=<Drive>:\OLAP\Log /ASBACKUPDIR=<Drive>:\OLAP\Backup /ASCONFIGDIR=<Drive>:\OLAP\Config /ASTEMPDIR=<Drive>:\OLAP\Temp /FAILOVERCLUSTERDISKS="<Cluster Disk Resource Name - for example, 'Disk S:'" /FAILOVERCLUSTERNETWORKNAME="<Insert Network Name>" /FAILOVERCLUSTERIPADDRESSES="IPv4;xx.xxx.xx.xx;Cluster Network;xxx.xxx.xxx.x" /FAILOVERCLUSTERGROUP="MSSQLSERVER" /Features=AS,SQL /ASSVCACCOUNT="<DomainName\UserName>" /ASSVCPASSWORD="xxxxxxxxxxx" /AGTSVCACCOUNT="<DomainName\UserName>" /AGTSVCPASSWORD="xxxxxxxxxxx" /INSTALLSQLDATADIR="<Drive>:\<Path>\MSSQLSERVER" /SQLCOLLATION="SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CS_AS" /SQLSVCACCOUNT="<DomainName\UserName>" /SQLSVCPASSWORD="xxxxxxxxxxx" /SQLSYSADMINACCOUNTS="<DomainName\UserName> /IACCEPTSQLSERVERLICENSETERMS

Prepare Failover Cluster Parameters

Use the parameters in the following table to develop command-line scripts for failover cluster prepare. This is the first step in advanced cluster installation, where you have to prepare the failover cluster instances on all the nodes of the failover cluster. For more information, see AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instances (SQL Server).

SQL Server component

Parameter

Description

SQL Server Setup Control

/ACTION

Required

Required to indicate the failover cluster prepare work flow.

Supported values:

  • PrepareFailoverCluster

SQL Server Setup Control

/IACCEPTSQLSERVERLICENSETERMS

Required only when the /Q or /QS parameter is specified for unattended installations.

Required to acknowledge acceptance of the license terms.

SQL Server Setup Control

/ENU

Optional

Use this parameter to install the English version of SQL Server on a localized operating system when the installation media includes language packs for both English and the language corresponding to the operating system.

SQL Server Setup Control

/UpdateEnabled

Optional

Specify whether SQL Server setup should discover and include product updates. The valid values are True and False or 1 and 0. By default, SQL Server setup will include updates that are found.

SQL Server Setup Control

/UpdateSource

Optional

Specify the location where SQL Server setup will obtain product updates. The valid values are “MU” to search Microsoft Update, a valid folder path, a relative path such as .\MyUpdates or a UNC share. By default, SQL Server setup will search Microsoft Update or a Windows Update Service through the Windows Server Update Services.

SQL Server Setup Control

/CONFIGURATIONFILE

Optional

Specifies the ConfigurationFile to use.

SQL Server Setup Control

/ERRORREPORTING

Optional

Specifies the error reporting for SQL Server.

For more information, see Privacy Statement for the Microsoft Error Reporting Service.

Supported values:

  • 1=enabled

  • 0=disabled

SQL Server Setup Control

/FEATURES

Required

Specifies components to install.

SQL Server Setup Control

/HELP, H, ?

Optional

Displays the usage options for the parameters.

SQL Server Setup Control

/INDICATEPROGRESS

Optional

Specifies that the verbose Setup log file will be piped to the console.

SQL Server Setup Control

/INSTALLSHAREDDIR

Optional

Specifies a nondefault installation directory for 64-bit shared components.

Default is %Program Files%\ Microsoft SQL Server

Cannot be set to %Program Files(x86)%\ Microsoft SQL Server

SQL Server Setup Control

/INSTALLSHAREDWOWDIR

Optional

Specifies a nondefault installation directory for 32-bit shared components. Supported only on a 64-bit system.

Default is %Program Files(x86)%\Microsoft SQL Server

Cannot be set to %Program Files%\Microsoft SQL Server

SQL Server Setup Control

/INSTANCEDIR

Optional

Specifies nondefault installation directory for instance specific components.

SQL Server Setup Control

/INSTANCEID

Optional

Specifies a nondefault value for an InstanceID.

SQL Server Setup Control

/INSTANCENAME

Required

Specifies a SQL Server instance name.

For more information, see Instance Configuration.

SQL Server Setup Control

/PID

Optional

Specifies the product key for the edition of SQL Server. If this parameter is not specified,

Evaluation is used.

SQL Server Setup Control

/Q

Optional

Specifies that Setup runs in a quiet mode without any user interface. This is used for unattended installations.

SQL Server Setup Control

/QS

Optional

Specifies that Setup runs and shows progress through the UI, but does not accept any input or show any error messages.

SQL Server Setup Control

/SQMREPORTING

Optional

Specifies feature usage reporting for SQL Server.

For more information, see Privacy Statement for the Microsoft Error Reporting Service.

Supported values:

  • 1=enabled

  • 0=disabled

SQL Server Setup Control

/HIDECONSOLE

Optional

Specifies that the console window is hidden or closed.

SQL Server Agent

/AGTSVCACCOUNT

Required

Specifies the account for the SQL Server Agent service.

SQL Server Agent

/AGTSVCPASSWORD

Required

Specifies the password for SQL Server Agent service account.

Analysis Services

/ASSVCACCOUNT

Required

Specifies the account for the Analysis Services service.

Analysis Services

/ASSVCPASSWORD

Required

Specifies the password for the Analysis Services service.

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLSVCACCOUNT

Required

Specifies the startup account for the SQL Server service.

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLSVCPASSWORD

Required

Specifies the password for SQLSVCACCOUNT.

FILESTREAM

/FILESTREAMLEVEL

Optional

Specifies the access level for the FILESTREAM feature.

Supported values:

  • 0 =Disable FILESTREAM support for this instance. (Default value)

  • 1=Enable FILESTREAM for Transact-SQL access.

  • 2=Enable FILESTREAM for Transact-SQL and file I/O streaming access. (Not valid for Cluster scenarios)

  • 3=Allow remote clients to have streaming access to FILESTREAM data.

FILESTREAM

/FILESTREAMSHARENAME

Optional

Required when FILESTREAMLEVEL is greater than 1.

Specifies the name of the windows share in which the FILESTREAM data will be stored.

SQL Server Full Text

/FTSVCACCOUNT

Optional

Specifies the account for Full-Text filter launcher service.

This parameter is ignored in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista operating systems. ServiceSID will be used to help secure the communication between SQL Server and Full-text Filter Daemon.

If the values are not provided the Full-text Filter Launcher Service will be disabled. You have to use SQL Server Control Manager to change the service account and enable full-text functionality.

Default value:

  • Local Service Account

SQL Server Full Text

/FTSVCPASSWORD

Optional

Specifies the password for the Full-Text filter launcher service.

This parameter is ignored in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista operating systems.

Integration Services

/ISSVCACCOUNT

Required

Specifies the account for Integration Services.

Default value:

  • NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE

Integration Services

/ISSVCPASSWORD

Required

Specifies the Integration Services password.

Integration Services

/ISSVCStartupType

Optional

Specifies the startup mode for the Integration Services service.

Reporting Services

/RSINSTALLMODE

Available only on Files only mode.

Specifies the Install mode for Reporting Services.

Reporting Services

/RSSVCACCOUNT

Required

Specifies the startup account for Reporting Services.

Reporting Services

/RSSVCPASSWORD

Required

Specifies the password for the startup account for Reporting Services service.

Reporting Services

/RSSVCStartupType

Optional

Specifies the startup mode for Reporting Services.

1We recommend that you use Service SID instead of domain groups.

Sample Syntax:

To perform the "Preparation" step of a failover cluster advanced installation scenario for the Database Engine and Analysis Services.

Run the following command at the command prompt to prepare a default instance:

setup.exe /q /ACTION=PrepareFailoverCluster /InstanceName=MSSQLSERVER /Features=AS,SQL /INDICATEPROGRESS /ASSVCACCOUNT="<DomainName\UserName>" /ASSVCPASSWORD="xxxxxxxxxxx" /SQLSVCACCOUNT="<DomainName\UserName>" /SQLSVCPASSWORD="xxxxxxxxxxx" /AGTSVCACCOUNT="<DomainName\UserName>" /AGTSVCPASSWORD="xxxxxxxxxxx" /IACCEPTSQLSERVERLICENSETERMS

Run the following command at the command prompt to prepare a named instance:

setup.exe /q /ACTION=PrepareFailoverCluster /InstanceName="<Insert Instance name>" /Features=AS,SQL /INDICATEPROGRESS /ASSVCACCOUNT="<DomainName\UserName>" /ASSVCPASSWORD="xxxxxxxxxxx" /SQLSVCACCOUNT="<DomainName\UserName>" /SQLSVCPASSWORD="xxxxxxxxxxx" /AGTSVCACCOUNT="<DomainName\UserName>" /AGTSVCPASSWORD="xxxxxxxxxxx" /IACCEPTSQLSERVERLICENSETERMS

Complete Failover Cluster Parameters

Use the parameters in the following table to develop command-line scripts for failover cluster complete. This is the second step in the advanced failover cluster install option. After you have run prepare on all the failover cluster nodes, you run this command on the node that owns the shared disks. For more information, see AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instances (SQL Server).

SQL Server component

Parameter

Description

SQL Server Setup Control

/ACTION

Required

Required to indicate the failover cluster complete work flow.

Supported values:

  • CompleteFailoverCluster

SQL Server Setup Control

/ENU

Optional

Use this parameter to install the English version of SQL Server on a localized operating system when the installation media includes language packs for both English and the language corresponding to the operating system.

SQL Server Setup Control

/FAILOVERCLUSTERGROUP

Optional

Specifies the name of the resource group to be used for the SQL Server failover cluster. It can be the name of an existing cluster group or the name of a new resource group.

Default value:

SQLServer(<InstanceName>)

SQL Server Setup Control

/CONFIGURATIONFILE

Optional

Specifies the ConfigurationFile to use.

SQL Server Setup Control

/ERRORREPORTING

Optional

Specifies the error reporting for SQL Server.

For more information, see Privacy Statement for the Microsoft Error Reporting Service.

Supported values:

  • 1=enabled

  • 0=disabled

SQL Server Setup Control

/HELP, H, ?

Optional

Displays the usage options for the parameters.

SQL Server Setup Control

/INDICATEPROGRESS

Optional

Specifies that the verbose Setup log file will be piped to the console.

SQL Server Setup Control

/INSTANCENAME

Required

Specifies a SQL Server instance name.

For more information, see Instance Configuration.

SQL Server Setup Control

/PID

Optional

Specifies the product key for the edition of SQL Server. If this parameter is not specified, Evaluation is used.

SQL Server Setup Control

/Q

Optional

Specifies that Setup runs in a quiet mode without any user interface. This is used for unattended installations.

SQL Server Setup Control

/QS

Optional

Specifies that Setup runs and shows progress through the UI, but does not accept any input or show any error messages.

SQL Server Setup Control

/SQMREPORTING

Optional

Specifies feature usage reporting for SQL Server.

For more information, see Privacy Statement for the Microsoft Error Reporting Service.

Supported values:

  • 1=enabled

  • 0=disabled

SQL Server Setup Control

/HIDECONSOLE

Optional

Specifies that the console window is hidden or closed.

SQL Server Setup Control

/FAILOVERCLUSTERDISKS

Optional

Specifies the list of shared disks to be included in the SQL Server failover cluster resource group.

Default value:

The first drive is used as the default drive for all databases.

SQL Server Setup Control

/FAILOVERCLUSTERIPADDRESSES

Required

Specifies an encoded IP address. The encodings are semicolon-delimited (;) and follow the format <IP Type>;<address>;<network name>;<subnet mask>. Supported IP types include DHCP, IPv4, and IPv6. You can specify multiple failover cluster IP addresses with a space in between. See the following examples:

  • FAILOVERCLUSTERIPADDRESSES=DEFAULT

  • FAILOVERCLUSTERIPADDRESSES=IPv4;DHCP;ClusterNetwork1

  • FAILOVERCLUSTERIPADDRESSES=IPv4;172.16.0.0;ClusterNetwork1;172.31.255.255

  • FAILOVERCLUSTERIPADDRESSES=IPv6;DHCP;ClusterNetwork1

  • FAILOVERCLUSTERIPADDRESSES=IPv6;2001:db8:23:1002:20f:1fff:feff:b3a3;ClusterNetwork1

SQL Server Setup Control

/FAILOVERCLUSTERNETWORKNAME

Required

Specifies the network name for the new SQL Server failover cluster. This name is used to identify the new SQL Server failover cluster instance on the network.

SQL Server Setup Control

/CONFIRMIPDEPENDENCYCHANGE

Indicates the consent to set the IP address resource dependency to OR for multi-subnet failover clusters. For more information, see Create a New SQL Server Failover Cluster (Setup).

Supported Values:

  • 0 = False (Default)

  • 1 = True

Analysis Services

/ASBACKUPDIR

Optional

Specifies the directory for Analysis Services backup files.

Default values:

  • For WOW mode on 64-bit: %Program Files(x86)%\Microsoft SQL Server\<INSTANCEDIR>\<ASInstanceID>\OLAP\Backup.

  • For all other installations:%Program Files%\Microsoft SQL Server\<INSTANCEDIR>\<ASInstanceID>\OLAP\Backup.

Analysis Services

/ASCOLLATION

Optional

Specifies the collation setting for Analysis Services.

Default value:

  • Latin1_General_CI_AS

Analysis Services

/ASCONFIGDIR

Optional

Specifies the directory for Analysis Services configuration files.

Default values:

  • For WOW mode on 64-bit: %Program Files(x86)%\Microsoft SQL Server\<INSTANCEDIR>\<ASInstanceID>\OLAP\Config.

  • For all other installations: %Program Files%\Microsoft SQL Server\<INSTANCEDIR>\<ASInstanceID>\OLAP\Config.

Analysis Services

/ASDATADIR

Optional

Specifies the directory for Analysis Services data files.

Default values:

  • For WOW mode on 64-bit: %Program Files(x86)%\Microsoft SQL Server\<INSTANCEDIR>\<ASInstanceID>\OLAP\Data.

  • For all other installations: %Program Files%\Microsoft SQL Server\<INSTANCEDIR>\<ASInstanceID>\OLAP\Data.

Analysis Services

/ASLOGDIR

Optional

Specifies the directory for Analysis Services log files.

Default values:

  • For WOW mode on 64-bit: %Program Files(x86)%\Microsoft SQL Server\ <INSTANCEDIR>\<ASInstanceID>\OLAP\Log.

  • For all other installations: %Program Files%\Microsoft SQL Server\ <INSTANCEDIR>\<ASInstanceID>\OLAP\Log.

Analysis Services

/ASSERVERMODE

Optional

Specifies the server mode of the Analysis Services instance. Valid values in a cluster scenario are MULTIDIMENSIONAL or TABULAR. ASSERVERMODE is case-sensitive. All values must be expressed in upper case. For more information about the valid values, see Install Analysis Services in Tabular Mode.

Analysis Services

/ASSYSADMINACCOUNTS

Required

Specifies the administrator credentials for Analysis Services.

Analysis Services

/ASTEMPDIR

Optional

Specifies the directory for Analysis Services temporary files.

Default values:

  • For WOW mode on 64-bit: %Program Files(x86)%\Microsoft SQL Server\ <INSTANCEDIR>\<ASInstanceID>\OLAP\Temp.

  • For all other installations: %Program Files%\Microsoft SQL Server\ <INSTANCEDIR>\<ASInstanceID>\OLAP\Temp.

Analysis Services

/ASPROVIDERMSOLAP

Optional

Specifies whether the MSOLAP provider can run in-process.

Default value:

  • 1=enabled

SQL Server Database Engine

/INSTALLSQLDATADIR

Required

Specifies the data directory for SQL Server data files.

The data directory must to specified and on a shared cluster disk.

SQL Server Database Engine

/SAPWD

Required when /SECURITYMODE=SQL

Specifies the password for the SQL Server sa account.

SQL Server Database Engine

/SECURITYMODE

Optional

Specifies the security mode for SQL Server.

If this parameter is not supplied, then Windows-only authentication mode is supported

Supported values:

  • SQL

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLBACKUPDIR

Optional

Specifies the directory for backup files.

Default value:

  • <InstallSQLDataDir>\ <SQLInstanceID>\MSSQL\Backup.

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLCOLLATION

Optional

Specifies the collation settings for SQL Server.

The default value is based on the locale of your Windows operating system. For more information, see Collation Settings in Setup.

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLSYSADMINACCOUNTS

Required

Use this parameter to provision logins to be members of the sysadmin role.

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLTEMPDBDIR

Optional

Specifies the directory for the data files for tempdb.

Default value:

  • <InstallSQLDataDir>\ <SQLInstanceID>\MSSQL\Data.

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLTEMPDBLOGDIR

Optional

Specifies the directory for the l files for tempdb.

Default value:

  • <InstallSQLDataDir>\ <SQLInstanceID>\MSSQL\Data

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLUSERDBDIR

Optional

Specifies the directory for the data files for user databases.

Default value:

  • <InstallSQLDataDir>\ <SQLInstanceID>\MSSQL\Data

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLUSERDBLOGDIR

Optional

Specifies the directory for the log files for user databases.

Default value:

  • <InstallSQLDataDir>\ <SQLInstanceID>\MSSQL\Data

Reporting Services

/RSINSTALLMODE

Available on files only mode.

Specifies the Install mode for Reporting Services.

Sample Syntax:

To perform the "Completion" step of a failover cluster advanced installation scenario for the Database Engine and Analysis Services. Run the following command on the computer that will be the active node in the failover cluster to make it usable. You must run the "CompleteFailoverCluster" action on the node that owns the shared disk in the Analysis Services failover cluster.

Run the following command at the command prompt to complete failover cluster installation for a default instance:

setup.exe /q /ACTION=CompleteFailoverCluster /InstanceName=MSSQLSERVER /INDICATEPROGRESS /ASSYSADMINACCOUNTS="<DomainName\Username>" /ASDATADIR=<Drive>:\OLAP\Data /ASLOGDIR=<Drive>:\OLAP\Log /ASBACKUPDIR=<Drive>:\OLAP\Backup /ASCONFIGDIR=<Drive>:\OLAP\Config /ASTEMPDIR=<Drive>:\OLAP\Temp /FAILOVERCLUSTERDISKS="<Cluster Disk Resource Name - for example, 'Disk S:'>:" /FAILOVERCLUSTERNETWORKNAME="<Insert FOI Network Name>" /FAILOVERCLUSTERIPADDRESSES="IPv4;xx.xxx.xx.xx;Cluster Network;xxx.xxx.xxx.x" /FAILOVERCLUSTERGROUP="MSSQLSERVER" /INSTALLSQLDATADIR="<Drive>:\<Path>\MSSQLSERVER" /SQLCOLLATION="SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CS_AS" /SQLSYSADMINACCOUNTS="<DomainName\UserName>"

Run the following command at the command prompt to complete failover cluster installation for a named instance:

setup.exe /q /ACTION=CompleteFailoverCluster /InstanceName="<Insert Instance Name>" /INDICATEPROGRESS /ASSYSADMINACCOUNTS="<DomainName\UserName>" /ASDATADIR=<Drive>:\KATMAI\Data /ASLOGDIR=<drive>:\KATMAI\Log /ASBACKUPDIR=<Drive>:\KATMAI\Backup /ASCONFIGDIR=<Drive>:\KATMAI\Config /ASTEMPDIR=<Drive>:\KATMAI\Temp /FAILOVERCLUSTERDISKS="<Cluster Disk Resource Name - for example, 'Disk S:'>" /FAILOVERCLUSTERNETWORKNAME="CompNamedFOI" /FAILOVERCLUSTERIPADDRESSES="IPv4;xx.xxx.xx.xx;ClusterNetwork1;xxx.xxx.xxx.x" /FAILOVERCLUSTERGROUP="<Insert New Group Name>" /INSTALLSQLDATADIR="<Drive>:\<Path>\MSSQLSERVER_KATMAI" /SQLCOLLATION="SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CS_AS" /SQLSYSADMINACCOUNTS="<DomainName\Username>"

Upgrade Failover Cluster Parameters

Use the parameters in the following table to develop command-line scripts for failover cluster upgrade. For more information, see Upgrade a SQL Server Failover Cluster Instance (Setup) and AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instances (SQL Server).

SQL Server component

Parameter

Description

SQL Server Setup Control

/ACTION

Required

Required to indicate the installation workflow.

Supported values:

  • Upgrade

SQL Server Setup Control

/IACCEPTSQLSERVERLICENSETERMS

Required only when the /Q or /QS parameter is specified for unattended installations.

Required to acknowledge acceptance of the license terms.

SQL Server Setup Control

/ENU

Optional

Use this parameter to install the English version of SQL Server on a localized operating system when the installation media includes language packs for both English and the language corresponding to the operating system.

SQL Server Setup Control

/UpdateEnabled

Optional

Specify whether SQL Server setup should discover and include product updates. The valid values are True and False or 1 and 0. By default, SQL Server setup will include updates that are found.

SQL Server Setup Control

/UpdateSource

Optional

Specify the location where SQL Server setup will obtain product updates. The valid values are “MU” to search Microsoft Update, a valid folder path, a relative path such as .\MyUpdates or a UNC share. By default, SQL Server setup will search Microsoft Update or a Windows Update Service through the Windows Server Update Services.

SQL Server Setup Control

/CONFIGURATIONFILE

Optional

Specifies the ConfigurationFile to use.

SQL Server Setup Control

/ERRORREPORTING

Optional

Specifies the error reporting for SQL Server.

For more information, see Privacy Statement for the Microsoft Error Reporting Service.

Supported values:

  • 1=enabled

  • 0=disabled

SQL Server Setup Control

/HELP, H, ?

Optional

Displays the usage options for the parameters.

SQL Server Setup Control

/INDICATEPROGRESS

Optional

Specifies that the verbose Setup log file will be piped to the console.

SQL Server Setup Control

/ INSTANCEDIR

Optional

Specifies a nondefault installation directory for shared components.

SQL Server Setup Control

/INSTANCEID

Required when you upgrade from SQL Server 2008, or SQL Server 2008 R2

Optional when you upgrade from SQL Server 2005

Specifies a nondefault value for an InstanceID.

SQL Server Setup Control

/INSTANCENAME

Required

Specifies a SQL Server instance name.

For more information, see Instance Configuration.

SQL Server Setup Control

/PID

Optional

Specifies the product key for the edition of SQL Server. If this parameter is not specified, Evaluation is used.

SQL Server Setup Control

/Q

Optional

Specifies that Setup runs in a quiet mode without any user interface. This is used for unattended installations.

SQL Server Setup Control

/SQMREPORTING

Optional

Specifies feature usage reporting for SQL Server.

For more information, see Privacy Statement for the Microsoft Error Reporting Service.

Supported values:

  • 1=enabled

  • 0=disabled

SQL Server Setup Control

/HIDECONSOLE

Optional

Specifies that the console window is hidden or closed.

SQL Server Setup Control

/FAILOVERCLUSTERROLLOWNERSHIP

Specifies the failover behavior during upgrade.

SQL Server Browser Service

/BROWSERSVCSTARTUPTYPE

Optional

Specifies the startup mode for SQL Server Browser service

Supported values:

  • Automatic

  • Disabled

  • Manual

SQL Server Full-Text

/FTUPGRADEOPTION

Optional

Specifies the Full-Text catalog upgrade option.

Supported values:

  • REBUILD

  • RESET

  • IMPORT

Integration Services

/ISSVCACCOUNT

Required

Specifies the account for Integration Services.

Default value:

  • NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE

Integration Services

/ISSVCPASSWORD

Required

Specifies the Integration Services password.

Integration Services

/ISSVCStartupType

Optional

Specifies the startup mode for the Integration Services service.

Reporting Services

/RSUPGRADEDATABASEACCOUNT

Optional

The property is only used when upgrading a SharePoint mode Report Server that is version 2008 R2 or earlier. Additional upgrade operations are performed for report servers that use the older SharePoint mode architecture, which was changed in SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services. If this option is not included with the command line installation, the default service account for the old report server instance is used. If this property is used, supply the password for the account using the /RSUPGRADEPASSWORD property.

Reporting Services

/RSUPGRADEPASSWORD

Optional

Password of the existing Report Server service account.

Add Node Parameters

Use the parameters in the following table to develop command-line scripts for AddNode.

SQL Server component

Parameter

Description

SQL Server Setup Control

/ACTION

Required

Required to indicate AddNode work flow.

Supported value:

  • AddNode

SQL Server Setup Control

/IACCEPTSQLSERVERLICENSETERMS

Required only when the /Q or /QS parameter is specified for unattended installations.

Required to acknowledge acceptance of the license terms.

SQL Server Setup Control

/ENU

Optional

Use this parameter to install the English version of SQL Server on a localized operating system when the installation media includes language packs for both English and the language corresponding to the operating system.

SQL Server Setup Control

/UpdateEnabled

Optional

Specify whether SQL Server setup should discover and include product updates. The valid values are True and False or 1 and 0. By default, SQL Server setup will include updates that are found.

SQL Server Setup Control

/UpdateSource

Optional

Specify the location where SQL Server setup will obtain product updates. The valid values are “MU” to search Microsoft Update, a valid folder path, a relative path such as .\MyUpdates or a UNC share. By default, SQL Server setup will search Microsoft Update or a Windows Update Service through the Windows Server Update Services.

SQL Server Setup Control

/CONFIGURATIONFILE

Optional

Specifies the ConfigurationFile to use.

SQL Server Setup Control

/HELP, H, ?

Optional

Displays the usage options for the parameters.

SQL Server Setup Control

/INDICATEPROGRESS

Optional

Specifies that the verbose Setup log file will be piped to the console.

SQL Server Setup Control

/INSTANCENAME

Required

Specifies a SQL Server instance name.

For more information, see Instance Configuration.

SQL Server Setup Control

/PID

Optional

Specifies the product key for the edition of SQL Server. If this parameter is not specified, Evaluation is used.

SQL Server Setup Control

/Q

Optional

Specifies that Setup runs in a quiet mode without any user interface. This is used for unattended installations.

SQL Server Setup Control

/QS

Optional

Specifies that Setup runs and shows progress through the UI, but does not accept any input or show any error messages.

SQL Server Setup Control

/HIDECONSOLE

Optional

Specifies that the console window is hidden or closed.

SQL Server Setup Control

/FAILOVERCLUSTERIPADDRESSES

Required

Specifies an encoded IP address. The encodings are semicolon-delimited (;) and follow the format <IP Type>;<address>;<network name>;<subnet mask>. Supported IP types include DHCP, IPv4, and IPv6. You can specify multiple failover cluster IP addresses with a space in between. See the following examples:

  • FAILOVERCLUSTERIPADDRESSES=DEFAULT

  • FAILOVERCLUSTERIPADDRESSES=IPv4;DHCP;ClusterNetwork1

  • FAILOVERCLUSTERIPADDRESSES=IPv4;172.16.0.0;ClusterNetwork1;172.31.255.255

  • FAILOVERCLUSTERIPADDRESSES=IPv6;DHCP;ClusterNetwork1

  • FAILOVERCLUSTERIPADDRESSES=IPv6;2001:db8:23:1002:20f:1fff:feff:b3a3;ClusterNetwork1

For more information, see Add or Remove Nodes in a SQL Server Failover Cluster (Setup).

SQL Server Setup Control

/CONFIRMIPDEPENDENCYCHANGE

Required

Indicates the consent to set the IP address resource dependency to OR for multi-subnet failover clusters. For more information, see Add or Remove Nodes in a SQL Server Failover Cluster (Setup).

Supported values:

  • 0 = False (Default)

  • 1 = True

SQL Server Agent

/AGTSVCACCOUNT

Required

Specifies the account for the SQL Server Agent service.

SQL Server Agent

/AGTSVCPASSWORD

Required

Specifies the password for SQL Server Agent service account.

Analysis Services

/ASSVCACCOUNT

Required

Specifies the account for the Analysis Services service.

Analysis Services

/ASSVCPASSWORD

Required

Specifies the password for the Analysis Services service.

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLSVCACCOUNT

Required

Specifies the startup account for the SQL Server service.

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLSVCPASSWORD

Required

Specifies the password for SQLSVCACCOUNT.

Integration Services

/ISSVCPASSWORD

Required

Specifies the Integration Services password.

Reporting Services

/RSINSTALLMODE

Available in Files only mode

Specifies the Install mode for Reporting Services.

Reporting Services

/RSSVCPASSWORD

Required

Specifies the startup account password for the Reporting Services service.

Additional Notes:

The Database Engine and Analysis Services are the only components that are cluster-aware. Other features are not cluster-aware and do not have high availability through failover.

Sample Syntax:

To add a node to an existing failover cluster instance with the Database Engine and Analysis Services.

setup.exe /q /ACTION=AddNode /INSTANCENAME="<Insert Instance Name>" /SQLSVCACCOUNT="<SQL account that is used on other nodes>" /SQLSVCPASSWORD="<password for SQL account>" /AGTSVCACCOUNT="<SQL Server Agent account that is used on other nodes>", /AGTSVCPASSWORD="<SQL Server Agent account password>" /ASSVCACCOUNT="<AS account that is used on other nodes>" /ASSVCPASSWORD=”<password for AS account>” /INDICATEPROGRESS /IACCEPTSQLSERVERLICENSETERMS /FAILOVERCLUSTERIPADDRESSES="IPv4;xx.xxx.xx.xx;ClusterNetwork1;xxx.xxx.xxx.x" /CONFIRMIPDEPENDENCYCHANGE=0

Remove Node Parameters

Use the parameters in the following table to develop command-line scripts for RemoveNode. To uninstall a failover cluster, you must run RemoveNode on each failover cluster node. For more information, see AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instances (SQL Server).

SQL Server component

Parameter

Description

SQL Server Setup Control

/ACTION

Required

Required to indicate RemoveNode work flow.

Supported value:

  • RemoveNode

SQL Server Setup Control

/CONFIGURATIONFILE

Optional

Specifies the ConfigurationFile to use.

SQL Server Setup Control

/HELP, H, ?

Optional

Displays the usage options for the parameters.

SQL Server Setup Control

/INDICATEPROGRESS

Optional

Specifies that the verbose Setup log file will be piped to the console.

SQL Server Setup Control

/INSTANCENAME

Required

Specifies a SQL Server instance name.

For more information, see Instance Configuration.

SQL Server Setup Control

/Q

Optional

Specifies that Setup runs in a quiet mode without any user interface. This is used for unattended installations.

SQL Server Setup Control

/QS

Optional

Specifies that Setup runs and shows progress through the UI, but does not accept any input or show any error messages.

SQL Server Setup Control

/HIDECONSOLE

Optional

Specifies that the console window is hidden or closed.

SQL Server Setup Control

/CONFIRMIPDEPENDENCYCHANGE

Required

Indicates the consent to set the IP address resource dependency from OR to AND for multi-subnet failover clusters. For more information, see Add or Remove Nodes in a SQL Server Failover Cluster (Setup).

Supported values:

  • 0 = False (Default)

  • 1 = True

Sample Syntax:

To remove a node from an existing failover cluster instance with the Database Engine and Analysis Services.

setup.exe /q /ACTION=RemoveNode /INSTANCENAME="<Insert Instance Name>" [/INDICATEPROGRESS] /CONFIRMIPDEPENDENCYCHANGE=0

You can configure the SQL Server services by using a built-in account, local account, or domain account.

Note Note

When you use a managed service account, virtual account, or a built-in account, you should not specify the corresponding password parameters. For more information about these service accounts, see New Account Types Available with Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 section in Configure Windows Service Accounts and Permissions.

For more information about service account configuration, see Configure Windows Service Accounts and Permissions.

SQL Server component

Account parameter

Password parameter

Startup type

SQL Server Agent

/AGTSVCACCOUNT

/AGTSVCPASSWORD

/AGTSVCSTARTUPTYPE

Analysis Services

/ASSVCACCOUNT

/ASSVCPASSWORD

/ASSVCSTARTUPTYPE

SQL Server Database Engine

/SQLSVCACCOUNT

/SQLSVCPASSWORD

/SQLSVCSTARTUPTYPE

Integration Services

/ISSVCACCOUNT

/ISSVCPASSWORD

/ISSVCSTARTUPTYPE

Reporting Services

/RSSVCACCOUNT

/RSSVCPASSWORD

/RSSVCSTARTUPTYPE

To install specific features, use the /FEATURES parameter and specify the parent feature or feature values in the following table. For a list of features that are supported by the editions of SQL Server, see Features Supported by the Editions of SQL Server 2012.

Parent feature parameter

Feature parameter

Description

SQL

Installs the SQL Server Database Engine, Replication, Fulltext, and Data Quality Server.

SQLEngine

Installs just the SQL Server Database Engine.

Replication

Installs the Replication component along with SQL Server Database Engine.

FullText

Installs the FullText component along with SQL Server Database Engine.

DQ

Copies the files required for completing the Data Quality Server installation. After completing SQL Server installation, you must run the DQSInstaller.exe file to complete the Data Quality Server installation. For more information, see Run DQSInstaller.exe to Complete Data Quality Server Installation. This also installs SQL Server Database Engine.

AS

Installs all Analysis Services components.

RS

Installs all Reporting Services components.

DQC

Installs Data Quality Client.

IS

Installs all Integration Services components.

MDS

Installs Master Data Services.

Tools

Installs client tools and SQL Server Books Online components.

BC

Installs backward compatibility components.

BOL

Installs SQL Server Books Online components to view and manage help content.

BIDS

Installs SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT).

Conn

Installs connectivity components.

SSMS

Installs SQL Server Management Tools – Basic.

This includes the following:

  • SQL Server Management Studio support for the SQL Server Database Engine, SQL Server Express, sqlcmd utility, and the SQL Server PowerShell provider

ADV_SSMS

Installs SQL Server Management Tools – Complete.

This includes the following components in addition to the components in the Basic version:

  • SQL Server Management Studio support for Reporting Services, Analysis Services, and Integration Services

  • SQL Server Profiler

  • Database Engine Tuning Advisor

  • SQL Server Utility management

DREPLAY_CTLR

Installs Distributed Replay controller

DREPLAY_CLT

Installs Distributed Replay client

SNAC_SDK

Installs SDK for Microsoft SQL Server Native Client

SDK

Installs the software development kit.

LocalDB1

Installs LocalDB, an execution mode of SQL Server Express targeted to program developers.

1LocalDB is an option when installing any SKU of SQL Server 2012 Express. For more information about SQL Server 2012 Express LocalDB, see SQL Server 2012 Express LocalDB.

Feature parameter examples:

Parameter and values

Description

/FEATURES=SQLEngine

Installs the Database Engine without replication and full-text.

/FEATURES=SQLEngine, FullText

Installs the Database Engine and full-text.

/FEATURES=SQL, Tools

Installs the complete Database Engine and all tools.

/FEATURES=BOL

Installs SQL Server Books Online components to view and manage help content.

The setup role or /Role parameter is used to install a preconfigured selection of features. The Analysis Services roles install an Analysis Services instance in either an existing SharePoint farm, or a new un-configured farm. Two setup roles are provided to support each scenario. You can only choose one setup role to install at a time. If you choose a setup role, Setup installs the features and components that belong to the role. You cannot vary the features and components that are designated for that role. For more information about how to use the feature role parameter, see Install PowerPivot from the Command Prompt.

The AllFeatures_WithDefaults role is the default behavior for editions of SQL Server Express and reduces the number of dialog boxes presented to the user. It can be specified from the command line when installing a SQL Server edition that is not SQL Server Express.

Role

Description

Installs…

SPI_AS_ExistingFarm

Installs Analysis Services as a PowerPivot named instance on an existing SharePoint Server 2010 farm or standalone server.

Analysis Services calculation engine, preconfigured for in-memory data storage and processing.

PowerPivot solution packages

Installer program for the PowerPivot for Excel

SQL Server Books Online

SPI_AS_NewFarm

Installs Analysis Services and Database Engine as a PowerPivot named instance on a new, un-configured Office SharePoint Server 2010 farm or standalone server. SQL Server Setup will configure the farm during feature role installation.

Analysis Services calculation engine, preconfigured for in-memory data storage and processing.

PowerPivot solution packages

SQL Server Books Online

Database Engine

Configuration Tools

SQL Server Management Studio

AllFeatures_WithDefaults

Installs all features that are available with the current edition.

Adds the current user to the SQL Server sysadmin fixed server role.

On Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008 or higher and when the operating system is not a domain controller, the Database Engine, and Reporting Services are defaulted to use the NTAUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE account, and Integration Services is defaulted to use the NTAUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE account.

This role is enabled by default in editions of SQL Server Express. For all other editions, this role is not enabled but can be specified through the UI or with command line parameters.

For editions of SQL Server Express, installs only those features available in the edition. For other editions, installs all SQL Server features.

The AllFeatures_WithDefaults parameter can be combined with other parameters which override the AllFeatures_WithDefaults parameter settings. For example, using the AllFeatures_WithDefaults parameter and the /Features=RS parameter overrides the command to install all features and only installs Reporting Services, but honors the AllFeatures_WithDefaults parameter to use the default service account for Reporting Services.

When using the AllFeatures_WithDefaults parameter along with the /ADDCURRENTUSERASSQLADMIN=FALSE the provisioning dialog is not auto populated with the current user. Add /AGTSVCACCOUNT and /AGTSVCPASSWORD to specify a service account and password for the SQL Server Agent.

To upgrade a SQL Server failover cluster to SQL Server 2012, you must run the Setup on one failover cluster node at a time, starting with the passive nodes. Setup determines when to fail over to the upgraded node, depending on the total number of nodes in the failover cluster instance, and the number of nodes that have already been upgraded. When half of the nodes or more have already been upgraded, Setup by default will cause a failover to an upgraded node.

To control the failover behavior of cluster nodes during the upgrade process, run the upgrade operation at the command prompt and use the /FAILOVERCLUSTERROLLOWNERSHIP parameter to control the failover behavior before the upgrade operation takes the node offline. Use of this parameter is as follows:

  • /FAILOVERCLUSTERROLLOWNERSHIP=0 will not roll cluster ownership (move group) to upgraded nodes, and does not add this node to the list of possible owners of the SQL Server cluster at the end of upgrade.

  • /FAILOVERCLUSTERROLLOWNERSHIP=1 will roll cluster ownership (move group) to upgraded nodes, and will add this node to the list of possible owners of the SQL Server cluster at the end of upgrade.

  • /FAILOVERCLUSTERROLLOWNERSHIP=2 is the default setting. It will be used if this parameter is not specified. This setting indicates that SQL Server Setup will manage cluster ownership (move group) as needed.

The Instance ID or /InstanceID parameter is used for specifying where you can install the instance components and the registry path of the instance. The value of “INSTANCEID” is a string and should be unique.

  • SQL Instance ID:MSSQL11.<INSTANCEID>

  • AS Instance ID:MSAS11.<INSTANCEID>

  • RS Instance ID:MSRS11.<INSTANCEID>

The instance-aware components are installed to the following locations:

%Program Files%\Microsoft SQL Server\<SQLInstanceID>

%Program Files%\Microsoft SQL Server\<ASInstanceID>

%Program Files%\Microsoft SQL Server\<RSInstanceID>

Note Note

If INSTANCEID is not specified on the command line, then by default Setup substitute <INSTANCEID> with the <INSTANCENAME>.

Community Additions

ADD
Show:
© 2014 Microsoft