MS SQL Installation Notes
(MS SQL Server 2008)

Installation Notes

SQL 2008 (Other Topics)

Last Screen after an Update from SQL2000 to SQL2008

The following notes apply to this release of SQL Server only.

 Microsoft Update 

For information about how to use Microsoft Update to identify updates for SQL Server 2008, see the Microsoft Update Web site <> at

 Reporting Services

 The Reporting Services installation options that you specified in Setup determine whether additional configuration is required before you can access the report server. If you installed the default configuration, the report server can be used immediately. If you installed the program files only, you must run the Reporting Services Configuration tool to deploy the report server.

 To install the Reporting Services Add-in for SharePoint Technologies, start the rsSharePoint.msi in the Setup folder on the SQL Server 2008 installation media after SQL Server Setup is complete.

 Documentation and Samples

 To install the .NET Framework SDK, see “Installing the .NET Framework SDK” in SQL Server 2008 Books Online <> at

 By default, sample databases and sample code are not installed as part of SQL Server Setup. To install sample databases and sample code for non-Express editions of SQL Server 2008, see the CodePlex Web site <> at To read about support for SQL Server sample databases and sample code for SQL Server Express, see Databases and Samples Overview <> on the CodePlex Web site at

 For more information about late-breaking changes in this release of SQL Server, see the latest readme file <> at

For information about SQL Server 2008 Surface Area Configuration, see the following SQL Server 2008 documentation topics:

In SQL Server 2008 Books Online: “Understanding Surface Area Configuration.”

In SQL Server 2008 Setup Help: “Minimize SQL Server 2008 Surface Area.”

In SQL Server 2008 Books Online on MSDN: Understanding Surface Area Configuration <>    at

MS SQL 2000 to MS SQL 2008 Migration Notes

(Under Construction)

Miscellaneous Notes  - mostly from (from MS SQL 2000)