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How to Add Features to a SQL Server Instance.

Applies to: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2.

The following procedure will allow you to add new features or functionalities to an existing SQL Server instance installed on a standalone computer:

1. Run SQL Server Setup. Make a click on the "Installation" hyperlink in the left side of the screen and select the first type available "New SQL Server stand-alone installation or add features to an existing installation".

2. If the below screen shows up, click on the "Run the program without getting help". After SQL Server setup finish installing the new feature, reinstall the last service pack you installed on the existing instance and all cumulative updates and fixes you installed after applying the last service pack. This way al features will be on the same build and ready to be updated with new updates on the future.

3. Below you will find the first set of Setup Support Rules. The Next button is available only if all check results are successful, or if failed checks do not block installation.

4. On the following page, setup is installing a required component. Make a click on the "Install" button.

5. Below you will find the second set of Setup Support Rules. The Next button is available only if all check results are successful, or if failed checks do not block installation.


6. On the "Installation Type" screen, choose the name of the instance you want to add the new feature. Choose MSSQLSERVER as the name for a default instance. You can have 50 instances on a standalone computer.

7. On the SQL Server Setup page shown below, you can decide to install new features of SQL Server. You will find grayed out all features already installed. A description for each component appears in the right-hand pane after you select the feature name.

8. The page below belongs to the Installation Rules. The third set of rules that setup evaluates for deciding to allow or block the installation. Click on the Next button.

9. The "Disk Space Requirements" page is just for the purpose of reviewing disk usage.  Click on the "Next" button to continue setup.


10. On the Server Configuration, you should specify login accounts for SQL Server services. To know about the choices available and what option to choose for specific scenarios please click here.

11. On this page, provide user accounts that will be Analysis Services administrators.

12. On the Error and Usage Reporting page, optionally clear each check box to disable error reporting.


13. The above screens belong to the Installation Configuration Rules.


14. On the Ready to Install page, review the summary of features and components for your SQL Server installation. To proceed, click Install.

15. On the Complete page, you can view the Setup summary log by clicking the link provided on this page. To exit the SQL Server Installation Wizard, click Close.





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