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Initial Installation (SQL Server 2008)

The SQL Server Installation Wizard provides a single feature tree to install all SQL Server components:

  • The Database Engine

  • Analysis Services

  • Reporting Services

  • Integration Services

  • Management tools

  • Documentation


SQL Server is available in 32-bit and 64-bit editions. For more information, see Editions and Components of SQL Server 2008.

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Regardless of whether you use the SQL Server Installation Wizard or the command prompt to install SQL Server, Setup involves the following steps: