Unattended install for SQL Server 2014 CTP2


The process of creating an unattended installation procedure for the newest “beta” release of SQL Server is the same as described in my previous post for SQL Server 2008 R2. But one of the major difference is that you should install SQL Server 2014 on Windows Server 2012, and we can use the newest version of Powershell and take advantage of new, powershell functionality like disk management and other advanced OS configurations.

SQL2014-CTP2_install

I created the configuration file as shown above, and added the following statements:

IACCEPTSQLSERVERLICENSETERMS="True"
INDICATEPROGRESS="True"

I also had to remove the UIMODE and QUIET statements, since they can’t be used with the statement to optimize the unattended install options:

QUIETSIMPLE="True"

This is my first install of SQL Server 2014 CTP2, and I will optimize the powershell installation script with a set of the most important pre- and post installation tasks.

Happy installing…

 

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