Despite the ease with which SQL Server can be installed and upgraded, adequate preparation is essential in ensuring a stable and secure platform for later use:
Review the best practices from the previous chapters to ensure hardware components are designed and configured appropriately.
Prior to installation, create nonadministrator domain accounts for each instance/service combination, and ensure the accounts don't have any password expiration policies in place.
Grant the SQL Server service account the Perform Volume Maintenance Tasks right; and for 32-bit AWE and 64-bit systems, also grant the Lock Pages in Memory right.
Prior to installation of each SQL Server instance, prepare ...