The Test Lab Guide: Install SQL Server 2012 Enterprise is a new building block TLG that steps you through the default installation of SQL Server 2012 Enterprise on APP1 or another domain member server in the Base Configuration test lab.

This TLG is offered in parallel with the Test Lab Guide: SQL Server 2008 R2 and Test Lab Guide: SQL Server 2008 with Service Pack 2. You can use any of these SQL Server TLGs depending on your TLG stack needs.

There are step-by-step instructions for the following:

  1. Configuring the Base Configuration test lab (if you have not already done so).
  2. Installing SQL Server Prerequisites.
  3. Installing SQL Server 2012 Enterprise.
  4. Verifying the installation.

The resulting test lab is a place for you to begin learning more about SQL Server 2012 or to use it in conjunction with other products, such as SharePoint Server 2010 or System Center Configuration Manager.

Thanks to my esteemed teammate Jim Morey for making this happen!

If you have a suggestion about a TLG that we should be considering, let us know at tlgfb@microsoft.com.

Enjoy!

Joe Davies
Principal Writer