Data Management

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 deployment walkthrough

Prerequisites

The next screen outlines the prerequisites that the installer will take care of for you. The .NET Framework 2.0 is key here. If you decide to install SQL Server 2005 with other applications on the same server, make sure that they can use this framework. I have seen cases where the 2.0 version of the .NET Framework created problems with applications that expected an older version. Click the Install button to install these items. When the installation of these items is complete, you can click the Next button.

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