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SQL Server 2008: Administration in Action by Rod Colledge

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4.1. Preparing for installation

Adequate preinstallation planning is a crucial element in ensuring a successful SQL Server installation. A large percentage of problems with SQL Server environments can be traced back to poor installation choices, often performed by those with minimal SQL Server skills.

In this section, we'll cover the importance of a preinstallation checklist before looking at some additional preinstallation tasks, such as the creation of service accounts and directories.

4.1.1. Preinstallation checklist

Creating a preinstallation checklist is a great way to make sure appropriate attention is paid to the important elements of an installation. A checklist is particularly useful in environments where DBAs aren't involved in the ...

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