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SQL Server 2014 CTP1 Installation on Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition in Virtualized Environment

Please refer to below video for a step by step guide on how to install SQL 2014 CTP1 on a Windows 2012 Stand-alone Server . Here I am using a Windows 2012 Standard Edition virtual machine (using Hyper-V) which is a stand-alone member server under a domain. SQL 2014 is completely compatible with virtualization and did not need any special setting to be installed in a virtualized server. So this steps and demonstration can be used to install SQL 2014 CTP1 on a physical Windows 2012 server too. Actual installation process is pretty straight forward as long as we have .NET Framework 3.5 installed on the operating system. For this particular instance, as I am using Windows 2012 Server, I had to preinstall .NET Framework 3.5 as per Notes about video: Please note that this video does not have voice as all the steps are clearly captured to demonstrate installing SQL 2014 CTP1 on Windows Server 2012.