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Installing SQL Server Denali CTP1 – Part 1

Here we will guide you through the step-by-step installation of SQL Server Denali CTP1 64bit version on SQL Server 2008 R2.

All these steps are for a brand new SQL Server stand-alone installation on a box and we will be installing default database instance. Components that will be installed are SQL Server database Engine, SSIS, SSAS, SSRS and all the shared components.

If you have ever done SQL Server 2008 R2 installation, then installing Denali CTP1 will be very simple. I cannot see much difference between the two, when it comes to installation.

Step 1: –

Once you have opened the SQL Server setup, go to Installation tab and click on “New SQL Server stand-alone installation or add features to an existing installation”

Step 2: –

This step will look for any problems that may cause the installation to fail. If it finds any rule as FAILED, then we need to fix that before proceeding to next step.

Step 3: –

If setup finds everything as expected, then you will see the screen similar to the one shown below.


It is possible that some rules will fail like the one shown below. Here setup was looking for “no-reboot package”

You can download and install this package from and then try to re-run the SQL Server installer. Reboot may be required before you re-run the installer.

Step 4: –

Here installer will ask for product key. Since we are installing the CPT evaluation version, so we have just selected Enterprise Evaluation Edition.

Step 5: –

Accept the licensing terms and go to next step.

Step 6: –

Here installer will install the support files.

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