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. 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.