I have setup a VM with Server 2012 R2
core (no GUI). I have underlined R2 because everything online seems to have been made with R1.
I want to setup SQL server 2012 with SP1.
I need a working tutorial to set this up. I have spent all day looking at online resources for this and all have failed with one error or another. Even the steps in YouTube videos don't work. So far I have tried using the parameters with setup.exe to specify the features and such. Also even tried with a configuration file. I have run into various errors such as the config file being ignored, the password specified for the services and /sapwd not meeting the SQLSecureString policy whatever that is. I can't find any info on it.
Basically, nothing is working to get this setup. One way or another, the online tutorials have been inaccurate.
For now, SharePoint 2013 will be the only instance. I just need to use the bare minimum features set for this which I assume is SQLEngine.
Some links I have tried: