How to Install SQL Server 2014

In this lab, we will install SQL Server 2014 on a Windows 2008 R2 SP1 box. Initially, we will just install Windows Server 2008 R2, then upgrade the server to Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. Then, we will install the required features for the SQL Server installation. Finally, we will perform the SQL Server 2014 installation. To demonstrate that the SQL Server 2014 installation was successful, we will create a DB, a table, insert some data into the table, and then query the inserted data.

On the Windows 2008 R2 box, click Start. Type ncpa.cpl to launch the Network Interfaces windows. Right-click the chosen interface to configure TCP/IP Settings for the Server.

Make sure you have the correct time zone

And the correct time.

Enable Remote Desktop so that we can administer this server remotely.

Change the server name and join it to the domain.

Log back into the server using the Domain Admin account.

Temporarily disable Windows Firewall.

Insert the Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 into the DVD drive and perform the installation.

Click Close when done.

Add .NET Framework 3.5.1 Feature

Keep default IIS requirements when prompted. Click Next.

Keep default Role Services

Click Install.

Click Close when done.

Insert the SQL Server 2014 DVD into the drive and run SETUP

Click Installation tab and choose New SQL Server stand-alone installation or add feature to an existing installation.

Choose Evaluation

Accept the License and click Next

I choose not to enable Microsoft Update to make it easy but in live environment, you should check this checkbox.

Click Next and choose SQL Server Feature Installation

Choose the following Features

Click Next. Choose the default instance.

Change service startup type to Automatic

Choose Mixed Mode, Add Current User

View Summary, click Install.


Click OK

Click Close

Restart the server.

Launch the SQL 2014 Management Studio

Click Connect to login.

You will receive the following interface

Let’s create a Test Database. Click + Databases, Right-click on Databases and choose New Database

Type Test for the Database Name

Click OK

Now Database Test appears.

Let’s create a table in the Test Database.

Drill down the Test Database.

Right-click Tables, choose New -> Table…

Enter the following

Click Save. Enter table name as TestTable

Now Right-click on the ID and set it as Primary Key

Save the table once more.

As you can see, the table appears under the Table folder

With the TestTable highlighted, choose New Query

Type the following lines

into TestTable values(1,
‘Chuong’, ‘Nguyen’);

into TestTable values(2,
‘Jorge’, ‘Perez’);

into TestTable values(3,
‘Rainie’, ‘Jin’);





Erase the above three lines and type the following lines for selecting data.

from TestTable


Press F5 to execute the SELECT command. You will see


In this lab, we have successfully installed and configured SQL Server 2014 on a Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 box. We also explore how to create a Database, a table, inserting some data, and querying it.