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Install SQL Server 2008 r2 on Windows 8.1 Step By Step Process with Images

Jan 29, 2015
Introduction

Here I will explain how to install
SQL Server 2008 R2 on windows 8.1 with step by step process guide using images or install Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 management studio on windows 8.1.

Description:
  
In previous articles I explained install northiwind pub database in sql server, install crystal reports in visual studio 2010,
SQL injection attack example in asp.net,  SQL Server insert multiple rows with one insert statement and many articles relating to SQL Server, jQuery, JavaScript and asp.net. Now I will explain how to install SQL Server 2008 R2 on windows 8.1 with step by step process guide using images.

Now go to your SQL Server installation files folder and double click on setup file like as shown below


Whenever you click on setup file it will show compatibility assistance window just ignore that message and click Run the program without getting help like as shown below


To setup SQL Server 2008 R2 it require Microsoft .Net Framework and an updated windows installer that’s the reason it will show alert window in that click OK to install required things like as shown below


Once that is installed it will show popup for Windows Update Standalone Installer, click OK button to install Windows Installer like as shown below


Once we finish installation it will ask you to restart the system. Once we restarted now double click on setup button to install SQL Server it will open installation screen like as shown below in that select installation à under that select New installation or add features to an existing application like as shown below

Once click on “New installation or add features to an existing application” it will open another window like as shown below


Here it will run Setup Support Rules like as shown above once done click OK. Now it will open another window to Setup Support Rules in this window click install button like as shown below    
   

Once Setup Support Rules installation finished it will show tested result like as shown below in this if everything fine then click Next button


In next screen it will ask product key enter your key and click Next button like as shown below


Now accept the terms and conditions and click Next button

Now select SQL Server Feature Installation like as shown below and click Next button

Now click on Select All button to select all features to install and then click Next button like as shown below

It will do required tests once everything finished click Next button like as shown below

Now select Default Instance and click next button like as shown below

Now it will show required disk space to install all SQL Server features in that click Next like as shown below

In server configuration screen you need to configure your accounts like as shown below and click Next button

Now in database engine configuration window select Mixed mode authentication (It will allows you to login with windows and SQL authentication) then specify password for your account and also add SQL Server administrator account for that click on Add Current User button to add current user as administrator or click on Add button to add new user and click next like as shown below

In Analysis services configuration window specify administrator by Click on Add Current User button or Add button to add new user as administrator like as shown below

In reporting services configuration window select Install the native mode default configuration and click next button like as shown below

Now in Error Reporting window click Next button like as shown below

In installation configuration rules window it will do some tests once everything done click next button like as shown below

Now we are ready to install SQL Server so click on install button like as shown below

In installation progress window it will show installation progress once done click next button like as shown below

Once everything installed correctly it will show message like as shown below

Now go to start button of windows and open SQL Server Management Studio 2008 R2 like as shown below

Now enter server name and click Connect button like as shown below

Now our SQL Server Management studio like as shown below

I hope it helps you to install SQL Server 2008 R2 in windows 8.1…… Happy coding… 

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4 comments :

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much! this article helped me to install sql server 2008r2 on Win 8.1. Kiran

Anonymous said...

You are brilliant

Patski - PY said...

Excellent step by step installation! Thanks

Anonymous said...

still can not install database engine plz help

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