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Starting with SQL Server 2017, you can now install SQL Server directly on to a Linux machine. And because macOS is Unix based (and Linux is Unix based), you can run SQL Server for Linux on your Mac. The way to do this is to run SQL Server on Docker. So let’s go ahead and install Docker. Then we’ll download and install SQL Server. SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) is an integrated environment for managing any SQL infrastructure, from SQL Server to Azure SQL Database. SSMS provides tools to configure, monitor, and administer instances of SQL Server and databases. Use SSMS to deploy, monitor, and upgrade the
Now we came to the most important step Feature Selection
Soon I will be listing the features of SQL Server 2017 which can be selected seperately for installation or as an addon to an existing SQL Server instance.
Please note that there is a special note for SQL Server Reporting Services, SSRS can be downloaded at Microsoft Downloads portal.
But for simplicity I'll not deal with Reporting Services. Instead I'll concantrate on installing SQL Server Database Engine setup.
SQL Server Features to Install
The configuration and operation of each instance feature of a SQL Server instance is isolated from other SQL Server instances. SQL Server instances can operate side-by-side on the same computer.
Database Engine Services
Includes the Database Engine, the core service for storing, processing and securing data. The Database Engine provides controlled access and rapid transaction processing and also provides rich support for sustaining high availability. The Database Engine also provides support for the utility control point in the SQL Server Utility. Only Database Engine Services and Analysis Services can be clustered.
SQL Server Replication
Includes a set of technologies for copying and distributing data and database objects from one database to another and synchronizing between the databases for consistency. You can use replication to distribute data to different locations, and to remote and mobile users over local and wide area networks, dial-up connections, wireless connections and the Internet.
Machine Learning Services (In-Database)
Includes extensions that enable integration with R and Python languages using standard T-SQL statements.
Includes extensions that enable integration with R language using standard T-SQL statements.
Includes extensions that enable integration with Python language using standard T-SQL statements.
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Full-Text and Semantic Extractions for Search
Includes the Search engine that supports Full-Text Extraction for fast text search as well as Semantic Extraction for key phrases (likely tags) and similarity search on content stored in SQL Server.
Data Quality Services
Includes Data quality database objects.
PolyBase Query Service for External Data
Includes PolyBase technology that enables truly integrated querying across Hadoop non-relational data and SQL Server relational data using standard T-SQL statements.
Includes Analysis Services and tools used to support online analytical processing (OLAP) and data mining. Only Database Engine Services and Analysis Services can be clustered.
Each shared feature is installed once within a defined scope and operates within that scope. The defined scope can span all SQL Server versions on a computer (e.g., SQL Server Browser), can be isolated to one major version of SQL Server, or can be isolated to one or more minor versions.
Machine Learning Server (Standalone)
Includes Microsoft Machine Learning Server for Windows that provides parallelized big data analysis, transformation, modeling and operationalization capabilities.
Data Quality Client
Includes Data quality client objects.
Client Tools Connectivity
Includes components for communication between clients and servers.
Includes the designer, runtime, and utilities that enable Integration Services to move, integrate, and transform data between data stores.
Scale Out Master
Includes Scale Out Master for Integration Services Scale Out.
Scale Out Worker
Includes Scale Out Worker for Integration Services Scale Out.
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Client Tools Backwards Compatibility
Client Tools SDK
Includes the software development kit containing resources for programmers.
Distributed Replay Controller
Includes the Distributed Replay Controller which orchestrates the actions of the distributed replay clients.
Distributed Replay Client
Includes the Distributed Replay Client. Multiple Distributed Replay Clients work together to simulate a workload against an instance of SQL Server.
SQL Server Connectivity SDK
Includes SQL Server Native Client (ODBC / OLE DB) SDK for database application development.
Master Data Services
Includes Master Data Services, the platform for integrating data from disparate systems across an organization into a single source of master data for accuracy and auditing purposes. Installs the Master Data Services Configuration Manager, assemblies, PowerShell snap-in, and folders and files for Web applications and services.
SQL Server redistributable and shared features are installed when needed: Error and Usage Reporting, SQL Server Native Client, MSXML version 6.0, Sync Services for ADO.NET, and SQL Server Browser.
SQL Server Database Engine Services Setup
Just for now I'll only choose to install the Database Engine Services without any other features.
All other features can be installed later.
Server administrator or setup admin can choose to change the default instance root directory. But for a Developer Edition I'll keep it unchanged.
SQL Server 2017 Database Engine Services requries 1 GB (1001 MB) disk space.
Press Next button to continue with next step in the setup wizard.
Instance Configuration enables database professionals to configure the SQL Server as the default instance on the server or as a named instance.
Since I have already an other SQL Server version (SQL Server 2016) installed as default instance on my development computer, I had to install the new SQL Server 2017 instance as named instance.
I called it 'SQL2017'. So I can reach the SQL Server instance later as 'localSQL2017' on the database server, or using the computer name in front of the instance name like 'kodyazSQL2017' for remote connections in database connection strings or SSMS login screens.
As seen in the screenshot, installed SQL Server instances from different SQL Server versions are listed.
MSSQLSERVER is the default instance for version 13 which maps to SQL Server 2016 and is Developer Edition.
After the setup is completed successfully, database administrators will be able to see the named instance added here..
Of course, if you have no SQL Server installed on the server or on your computer, the installed instances list will be empty.So you are free to choose default instance or even name your instance.
The following step in setup process is the Server Configuration where the service accounts and the default server collation settings are defined.
I left the default options unchanged for the Service Accounts
SQL Server administrators might require to configure these accounts if they want to enable these services to reach resources on the networks, etc for such specific cases or for security reasons.
Database Engine Collation configuration is an other step here.
If you are developing a database solution for example to be used in Turkish, so the data stored in database tables will be all in Turkish you can configure to choose one of the Turkish collations as the database engine collation.
But it is also possible to configure collation on the database level.
I am choosing the 'Latin1_General_CI_AS' as the default database engine collation for now.
There are a big number of collations for database administrators to choose if they need to change the database engine default collation
In Database Engine Configuration step, the first tab enables setup administrator to configure Authentication Mode and specify the SQL Server administrators.
I always choose to configure the SQL Server authentication by using the Mixed Mode of course by providing a strong password for the sa user (SQL Server system administrator account).
There are two authentications modes: Windows authentication mode and Mixed mode (SQL Server authentication and Windows authentication running at the same time)
And press 'Add Current User' to add your Windows user to the SQL Server administrators list to gain system administration permissions on the SQL Server instance.Of course you can specify additional users as administrator by adding their accounts with the 'Add...' button.
The second tab in the Database Engine Configuration screen is the Data Directories tab where system administrators can configure the folders and directories to be used for special purposes.I leave unchanged the default directory settings.
But it is critical for performance to arrange data directories and log directories separate from each other.
Default Data Directories offered by setup wizard are:
Data root directory:
C:Program FilesMicrosoft SQL Server
User database directory:
C:Program FilesMicrosoft SQL ServerMSSQL14.SQL2017MSSQLData
User database log directory:
C:Program FilesMicrosoft SQL ServerMSSQL14.SQL2017MSSQLData
C:Program FilesMicrosoft SQL ServerMSSQL14.SQL2017MSSQLBackup
In fact, MSSQL14 is a hint for the SQL Server version so namely pointing to SQL Server 2017.The second part after the '.' is the instance of the SQL Server installation, namely SQL2017 which I named previously.If you are installing default instance, you will only see the version identifier in the directory names.
TempDB configuration can be managed on a separate tab.
With enhancements introduced by SQL Server in previous versions, administrators can specify more than 1 TempDB data files for their server.The initial size of the tempdb files and autogrowth options can be specified too.
AS seen in the below screenshot, TempDB Log directory can be configured too.
C:Program FilesMicrosoft SQL ServerMSSQL14.SQL2017MSSQLData
FileStream configuration can be managed in the FileStream tab.
Although FileStream can be easily configured later on the SQL Server, since I am a fan of FileStream solutions, I always enable it immediately during installation.
But it is disabled by default on the setup wizard.
I mark checkboxes 'Enable FileStream for Transact-SQL access', 'Enable FileStream for file I/O access' and 'Allow remote clients access to FileStream data'
After SQL Server 2017 installation, you will see a virtual file share named as here in the 'Windows share name' which enables data write and read by putting files into the FileStream folder.
With completing Database Engine configuration, we can continue SQL Server 2017 installation with the next step 'Feature Configuration Rules'
A list of rules defined by the features selected will be checked at this step and a visual and a detailed report will be created automatically.If you see all listed item in green then you can continue to install SQL Server instance.
The 'Detailed Report' can be viewed in its default place:
C:Program FilesMicrosoft SQL Server140Setup BootstrapLog20170807_202247SystemConfigurationCheck_Report.htm
Now SQL Server setup administrators and SQL developers who want their new SQL Server 2017 database up and running, are very close to complete installation process.
On 'Ready to install' step, a list of selected options and features selected, etc will be displayed.
The configuration is also visible in the ConfigurationFile.ini file which is stored at 'C:Program FilesMicrosoft SQL Server140Setup BootstrapLog20170807_202247ConfigurationFile.ini'
This verification step is the last stop where you can go back to previous steps and change your SQL Server 2017 installation options.
Of course after the setup is completed, you can add or remove SQL Server features using the SQL Server Installer but that might be a second task consuming additional time.
Start installing the binaries for the SQL Server 2017 by pressing the 'Install' button.
On my development computer, the setup of SQL Server 2017 database engine is completed only in 3 minutes.
An installation log file is created as a result of the setup process which can be viewed for setup details.
C:Program FilesMicrosoft SQL Server140Setup BootstrapLog20170808_091703Summary_ISBWCN0047_20170808_091703.txt
SQL Server Version Information
As I always do, after installing a new SQL Server version I logged on to SQL Server 2017 and checked the server version information.
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Here is the SQL Server version information displayed on SQL Server Management Studio 17
By the way installing SQL Server Management Studio for SQL Server 2017 is a common task after SQL Server setup. So SQL developer can also check the installation guide for the SSMS for SQL Server 2017.
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- Review SQL Server 2017 system requirements
- Review SQL Server 2017 release notes
- Register, then download and install full-featured software for a 180-day trial
- Receive emails with resources to guide you through your evaluation
Note: You must have administrative rights on the computer to install SQL Server 2017.
SQL Server 2017 DVD image
You can use this ISO image to burn or mount your own DVD.
- Download the following .ISO file from the Evaluation Center: SQLServer2017-<architecture>-<language>.iso
- Using your DVD-burning software, select the options to burn a DVD from an .ISO image. When you are prompted for a file to use, select the image file that you downloaded. After burning the DVD, locate and double-click Setup.exe on the DVD to begin the installation.
SQL Server 2017 CAB file
Download the following files from the Evaluation Center to a temporary directory on your device:
Once the download has completed, extract the zip files then double click on the SQLServer2017-<architecture>-<language>.exe to begin the installation process.
Note: If downloading using Microsoft Edge in Windows 10, you will not have a Save option, just a Run option. Exit the dialog by clicking the X and proceed. Alternatively, if you do select Run, you may be presented with the Choose Directory for Extracted Files dialog with a default/proposed path that includes System32. If this occurs, please change this path to another location on your system before clicking OK.
SQL Server 2017 Windows Container image
For instructions on how to pull and run SQL Server 2017 in a Windows container go to the SQL Server 2017 Windows container image on Docker Hub.
SQL Server 2017 Linux Container image
For instructions on how to pull and run SQL Server 2017 in a Linux container go to the SQL Server 2017 Linux container image on Docker Hub.
SQL Server 2017 on Linux
For instructions on how to obtain and install SQL Server on Linux, please go to the SQL Server 2017 webpage.
SQL Server 2017 on Microsoft Azure
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For instructions on how to install SQL Server in a Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine, please go to the SQL Server on Virtual Machines webpage.
Key Notes About SQL Server 2017
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- The Microsoft SQL Server 2017 release is NOT supported by Microsoft Customer Services and Support (CSS).
- The Microsoft SQL Server 2017 release is available for testing purposes only and should NOT be installed and used in production environments.
- If you have questions or concerns that come up during your testing and evaluation, we encourage you to use the MSDN forum for SQL Server to search for answers or ask new questions.