Start the SQL Server 2008 installation by clicking the following icon
This will bring up the following screen
From right pane, click on “Installation link”. You will get the following screen.
From the left pane, click on the link “New SQL Server stand-alone installation or add features to an existing installation”. The 1st action performed by the installer is checking the setup support rules.
You can get a detailed report, by following the link “View detailed report”. Click OK.
Now we need to specify, which version we are going to install. If you have purchased SQL Server 2008 then enter the product key. Click Next.
Accept the agreement and Click Next.
For detailed report, follow the link “View detailed Report”. Click Next.
Select the features you want to install and Click Next.
Select the instance name and Path. Click Next.
From the screen we can understand that the minimum disk space we need in C drive is 2040. Click Next.
In this screen we can specify on which account each of the SQL services should run. Click Next.
Specify the Authentication Mode. If you want to add the Current User in the SQL Administrators list, then Click Add Current User. You can enable the FILESTREAM feature by opening the FILESTREAM tab.
Once you are done, Click Next.
Provision the accounts that require have admin privileges. Click Next.
In this screen, we must specify how the Reporting Server must be configures. The available options are “Native Mode”, “Sharepoint Integrated Mode”. If you want to access the data from sharepoint lists, then select Sharpoint integrated mode. Else Native mode will be fine. Click Next.
Installation Completed. Click Next.