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Inside Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005, Fourth Edition by Kalen Delaney

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SQL Server 2005 Prerequisites

The installation CD or downloaded setup files include complete instructions for installing SQL Server 2005. When you first put the disc into your CD drive or execute the xxx file, you’ll see the screen shown in Figure 1-2. The first option allows you to open a document containing detailed lists of the software and hardware requirements for SQL Server 2005. The online companion content contains a detailed upgrade guide called SQL Server 2005 Upgrade Handbook. The handbook is also available at the Microsoft SQL Server Web site: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/sql/2005/sqlupgrd.mspx. This chapter points out some crucial issues to be aware of when you set up your environment; however, you should not consider ...

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