Click here to monitor SSC
SQLServerCentral is supported by Red Gate Software Ltd.
 
Log in  ::  Register  ::  Not logged in
 
 
 
        
Home       Members    Calendar    Who's On


Add to briefcase

Installing SQL Server 2008R2 on a Windows 2008R2 Core Server Expand / Collapse
Author
Message
Posted Monday, November 14, 2011 10:10 PM
Old Hand

Old HandOld HandOld HandOld HandOld HandOld HandOld HandOld Hand

Group: General Forum Members
Last Login: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 11:33 AM
Points: 312, Visits: 1,099
Comments posted to this topic are about the item Installing SQL Server 2008R2 on a Windows 2008R2 Core Server


Post #1205664
Posted Tuesday, November 15, 2011 11:31 AM
Forum Newbie

Forum NewbieForum NewbieForum NewbieForum NewbieForum NewbieForum NewbieForum NewbieForum Newbie

Group: General Forum Members
Last Login: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 1:37 PM
Points: 8, Visits: 64
If you are using SSMS from your desktop, I've noticed that you cannot manage maintenance plans. How would you do that in this scenario?
Post #1206214
Posted Tuesday, November 15, 2011 11:44 AM
Old Hand

Old HandOld HandOld HandOld HandOld HandOld HandOld HandOld Hand

Group: General Forum Members
Last Login: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 11:33 AM
Points: 312, Visits: 1,099
Because the Windows Core server has no GUI, you need to run SSMS from your desktop. You should be able to do all your work from there. Make sure you are using an id that has all the proper rights.

Also, SQL 2008R2 installed on Windows Core is not supported by Microsoft. Only their new version 2012 is supported to run under Core.



Post #1206221
Posted Tuesday, November 15, 2011 12:31 PM
Forum Newbie

Forum NewbieForum NewbieForum NewbieForum NewbieForum NewbieForum NewbieForum NewbieForum Newbie

Group: General Forum Members
Last Login: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 1:37 PM
Points: 8, Visits: 64
Good to know, thanks.
Post #1206255
Posted Friday, November 18, 2011 1:15 PM
Forum Newbie

Forum NewbieForum NewbieForum NewbieForum NewbieForum NewbieForum NewbieForum NewbieForum Newbie

Group: General Forum Members
Last Login: Friday, November 18, 2011 1:15 PM
Points: 1, Visits: 1
Hi Ruby,
SQL Server 2008 R2 is not supported on Windows Server Core. SQL Server 2012 will be the first version of SQL Server that is fully supported on Server Core. You can find information on how to install SQL Server 2012 on Server Core in this article: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh231669(SQL.110).aspx.
This blog is also a good resource: http://blogs.technet.com/b/andrew/archive/2011/08/12/sql-server-on-windows-server-core-part-1-server-core-installation.aspx
Post #1208651
Posted Sunday, July 8, 2012 3:44 PM
Forum Newbie

Forum NewbieForum NewbieForum NewbieForum NewbieForum NewbieForum NewbieForum NewbieForum Newbie

Group: General Forum Members
Last Login: Tuesday, July 10, 2012 3:43 PM
Points: 1, Visits: 12
So shall we conclude that it is not possible to install SQL 2008 R2 on Windows Core 2008 R2? I did try to do it following described steps but SQL installation ended with error when NetFx35 role has come into the game. SQL installer needs .Net 3.5 SP1 but it is not on the list of existing features. Please do correct me if this is not correct.
Post #1326628
Posted Monday, July 9, 2012 7:12 AM
Old Hand

Old HandOld HandOld HandOld HandOld HandOld HandOld HandOld Hand

Group: General Forum Members
Last Login: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 11:33 AM
Points: 312, Visits: 1,099
Hey you are correct, SQL 2008R2 is not supported on Windows Core but you can install it. The purpose of this exercise was to learn more about how SQL server works on Windows Core. I do not recomment using this unsupported installation and since SQL 2012 is now available you should play with that on Core.

Thanks,



Post #1326835
Posted Monday, July 9, 2012 7:17 AM
Old Hand

Old HandOld HandOld HandOld HandOld HandOld HandOld HandOld Hand

Group: General Forum Members
Last Login: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 11:33 AM
Points: 312, Visits: 1,099
VladaL (7/8/2012)
So shall we conclude that it is not possible to install SQL 2008 R2 on Windows Core 2008 R2? I did try to do it following described steps but SQL installation ended with error when NetFx35 role has come into the game. SQL installer needs .Net 3.5 SP1 but it is not on the list of existing features. Please do correct me if this is not correct.


Your conclusion is incorrect as you can install SQL 2008R2 onto Windows Core. The issue you are having is explained in the article. See below.

Finally click on “Add or Remove Roles”. There are many roles and features you can install but .NET is what you will need to get the SQL Server installation going. Scroll down the list until you see “NetFx3-ServerCore”, select it and click on apply. Once completed you will be ready to install SQL server.

Since SQL 2012 is now available, you should try install it onto Core. The purpose of this article was to show that you can install SQL 2008R2 onto Core and to allow you to play with SQL and Core.

Thanks,



Post #1326838
« Prev Topic | Next Topic »

Add to briefcase

Permissions Expand / Collapse