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Posted - 11/07/2013 :  10:44:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Beginner in the IT world.

I currently have to install SQL server onto client machines.

Each time going through the motions selecting the same options during installation and when installed I run a script to create a database with various tables.

I want to know if its possible to create a bespoke SQL installation package where I can open it on a client machine and it will do all of the above automatically?

Apologies for the low quality question, grateful for your help.


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Posted - 11/07/2013 :  12:56:19  Show Profile  Visit tkizer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
There are various ways to easily install SQL Server without having to click through the wizard:

I would just create a batch file. It would have like only two commands in there. The first would be the command prompt way for setup.exe. The second would be for sqlcmd.exe where you would have it run your script.

Tara Kizer
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