SQL Server 2012 RC Installation Step by Step

SQL Server 2012 RC(Release Candidate) published on November 17th, 2011 as official product from Microsoft. The Release candidate has several bug fixes for BI (Business Intelligence) , Data Synchronization & High Availability.

  • Compared to CTP3 Denali is more compact in release mode & available in five different forms (both x86 & x64):
  • Express
  • Express with Tools
  • SQL Server 2012 Management Studio
  • Express DB (Local DB only)
  • Express with Advance Series(With SSRS, Full Text Search).

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Next the Step by Step installation guide:

Extract the Express with Advanced Series SQL Server 2012 .exe as start installation as new instance:

Check the box : I accept the licence terms.

Next put you Features installation after verifying setup rules with Windows Domain settings.

Next , put the Installation Rules with Instance name that will re required to identify your SQL Server 2012 instance in your system.

Next , after calculating  Disk Space Requirements, it will start to check Server Configuration. Put your choice to set the instance of your SQL Server with Windows  domain a/c Login or Mixed Mode(Windows + SQL Server ) with sa account mode.

Next , if you would like to provide FILESTREAM configuration with SQL Server 2012 , you can configure it here.

Similar to User Instance Configuration ,

Next , Check out the box if you would like to install SQL Server Reporting Services 2012 with SQL Server Instance with Sharepoint integration.

Next , Start your Installation process of SQL Server 2012 & Check out the progress bar.

Next , you are done with your installation , so next explore the latest updates of SQL Server 2012 denali in developer preview.


Explore the latest SQL Server 2012 book in evaluation mode which will be in release on Spring 2012.

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So, now Work & explore your favourite database SQL Server 2012 & provide feedback.

About Anindita
Anindita Basak is a Cloud Architect. Worked in as Developer & Senior Developer on Microsoft Azure, Data Platform, IoT & BI , Data Visualization, Data warehousing & ETL & of course in Hadoop platform.She played both as FTE & v- employee in Azure platform teams of Microsoft.Passionate about .NET , Java, Python & Data Science. She is also an active Big Data & Cloud Trainer & would love share her experience in IT Training Industry. She is an author, forum contributor, blogger & technical reviewer of various books on Big Data Hadoop, HDInsight, IoT & Data Science, SQL Server PDW & PowerBI.

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