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What is Silent installation of SQL server 2008?

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What is Silent installing?
How to do a silent install of SQL Server?
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Normaly during an installtion of SQL Server you have to click on next a few times and make some choices regarding paths and accounts to use.

With a silent installation you can provide all these options in a .ini file and then run the installtion without interaction. That is what a silent installation is.

Check these sites for more info:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms144259.aspx

http://digitalformula.net/articles/how-to-perform-an-unattended-installation-of-sql-server-2008-express
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