New Install Option for SQL 2008 R2


Using the new “Default Install” option in SQL Server 2008 R2 I managed to get a full instance installed (Tools, Db Engine, SSAS, SSIS) in 18 minutes flat on a Hyper_V guest.

Maybe this will become some sort of benchmark test for new servers…


Comments (1)

  1. Anonymous says:

    This is good news.  SQL Server installs and updates have required so many redundant checks, useless clicks, and time-wasting fiddle.

    It’s almost like someone was taking Oracle as a best practice for an installer. Ugh.