Saturday, September 28, 2013

Installation of SQL Server 2014 CTP1 on a Windows 8 partition

This post describes installation of SQL Server 2014 CTP1 on a second partition (Windows 8 Preview) of a computer with Windows 7 on the first  partition. As the first partition had too many of SQL Server 2012 related programs, SQL Server 2014 CTP1 was installed on the second partition clear of any SQL Server installations or programs.

The computer used was a Toshiba Satellite P775 laptop.

Some details of the reasons for using the second partition are described here:

The installation of SQL Server 2014 CTP1 proceeds smoothly without any problem on the second partition. The installation screen shots with some annotations can be found here:

Purposes of testing all installation options were chosen as shown here:

When the installation is complete, the program components appear as Apps in Windows 8 as shown here:

The Reporting Services was installed for Native Mode, but the program also installs required files for SharePoint Integrated mode. The developer has to configure the SharePoint Integrated Reporting Services service from Central Administration in SharePoint server.

SharePoint Integrated mode configuration; Tabular Mode of Analysis Server; Power View are all described in detail in my recent book here:

The Analysis Services server was installed to support Multidimensional model as shown here:

If you are interested in details of the Reporting Services in SQL Server 2012 make sure you get your hands on some of the important links collected here:



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