1-Create cmd file with below highlighted text and save it as c:\SQLCMDInstaller\InstallSQL.CMD
<SQL media>l\setup.exe /Configurationfile="ConfigurationFile.ini" /IAcceptSQLServerLicenseTerms
replace the <SQL media> with the path where you have your SQL media.
2-Create ConfigurationFile.ini file below with the highlighted text below, and saved it in c:\SQLCMDInstaller\
Configure the parameters highlighted in green
;SQL SERVER 2012 Configuration File[OPTIONS]; Specifies a Setup work flow, like INSTALL, UNINSTALL, or UPGRADE. This is a required parameter. ACTION="Install"; Detailed help for command line argument ROLE has not been defined yet. ROLE="AllFeatures_WithDefaults"; Detailed help for command line argument ENU has not been defined yet. ENU="True"; Setup will not display any user interface. QUIET="True"; Specify whether SQL Server Setup should discover and include product updates. The valid values are True and False or 1 and 0. By default SQL Server Setup will include updates that are found. UpdateEnabled="True"; Specifies features to install, uninstall, or upgrade. The list of top-level features include SQL, AS, RS, IS, MDS, and Tools. The SQL feature will install the Database Engine, Replication, Full-Text, and Data Quality Services (DQS) server. The Tools feature will install Management Tools, Books online components, SQL Server Data Tools, and other shared components.
; Specifies the list of administrator accounts that need to be provisioned. ASSYSADMINACCOUNTS="<ASSYSADMINACCOUNT>"; Windows account(s) to provision as SQL Server system administrators. SQLSYSADMINACCOUNTS="<SYSADMINACCOUNT>"; Specify that SQL Server feature usage data can be collected and sent to Microsoft. Specify 1 or True to enable and 0 or False to disable this feature. SQMREPORTING="False"; Specify if errors can be reported to Microsoft to improve future SQL Server releases. Specify 1 or True to enable and 0 or False to disable this feature. ERRORREPORTING="FALSE"; Specify a default or named instance. MSSQLSERVER is the default instance for non-Express editions and SQLExpress for Express editions. This parameter is required when installing the SQL Server Database Engine (SQL), Analysis Services (AS), or Reporting Services (RS). INSTANCENAME="MSSQLSERVER"; RSInputSettings_RSInstallMode_Description RSINSTALLMODE="FilesOnlyMode"; Don't provision current user as a Database Engine system administrator.ADDCURRENTUSERASSQLADMIN="False"
3-Run cmd prompt as Administrator, change the prompt to c:\SQLCMDInstaller\
this will install SQL as evaluation sku, to specify required sku, PID setting needs to be specified in the configuration file.
I am sorry ,but i think that i missed something in your excellent and useful post
You wrote "2-Create ConfigurationFile.in " : the extension is .in or .ini ?
I am sorry but i am beginning to try unattended installations of SQL Server ( i am really a beginner for this topic ).So, if i am going wrong, i hope you will accept to forgive me.
Another little remark : is it possible to lower the size of the font as some lines are cut for ewample, the line beginning by FEATURES=
I am appreciating your articles, and i am not trying to criticize you , only to understand quicklier what you wrote
Thanks a lot for the feedback, I have reformatted the parts you mentioned
Thanks for your quick modifications to reformat your post.
Now, it deserve a 5-star rate
Thanks a lot, :)