Please download SQL Server 2012 from the below link:

http://www.microsoft.com/en-in/download/details.aspx?id=35575

Steps to download SQL Server

From the above link, click on "Download" button.

For 64 bit Windows OS, please download:
SQLServer2012SP1-FullSlipstream-x64-ENU.box
SQLServer2012SP1-FullSlipstream-x64-ENU.exe
SQLServer2012SP1-KB2674319-x64-ENU.exe

For 32 bit Windows OS, please download:
SQLServer2012SP1-FullSlipstream-x86-ENU.box
SQLServer2012SP1-FullSlipstream-x86-ENU.exe
SQLServer2012SP1-KB2674319-x86-ENU.exe

Once you download the above specified THREE files (as applicable) just double click on  file marked in bold so that respective .box file contents will be extracted.


Please download SQL Server 2014 from the below link:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-in/evalcenter/dn205290.aspx

Step1: Register with Microsoft Site from above link >> Download SQL Server 2014 cab file
Step2: Double Click the downloaded cab file >> You will see a folder containing two files.
Step3: Double Click ENU exe file to extract the .box files
Step4: Start the Installation Process.

ACTUAL INSTALLATION PROCESS TO BE DISCUSSED DURING SESSION 1 OF OUR SQL SERVER T-SQL / SQL DBA courses..

SQL Server Installation Video

 



 

 

Possible Error #1:

WMi Error

Reason: Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) has issues, need to repair.
Solution: Please update your Windows


 

Possible Error #2:

WMi Error

Reason: .NET Framework is NOT upto date.
Solution: Please update your Windows, this would auto update .NET for Win 7/8/10/Vista


 

More Possible Errors #3:

WMi Error

Reasons for above THREE Errors: MSXML is not installed correctly or corrupted.
Solution: Please update your Windows



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