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FineBuild Standard Builds

FineBuild recognises that SQL Server builds typically fall into one of four categories, and presents these as the FineBuild Standard Builds. Each Build is pre-configured with the options most suitable for that build, but each option can be changed to meet site requirements.

FineBuild also has a concept of a Main Instance and additional instances. Most SQL Server components are installed only when running a Main Instance build. If additional named instances are installed, only those components listed for an Additional Named Instance Server Build are installed. The default instance (MSSQLSERVER) is always treated as a Main Instance, but any instance name can be used for the main instance.

Main Instance Server Build

This is the normal build for SQL Server database server machines. The components are installed on multiple disks as described in the FineBuild Reference Manual. All services needing access to the network are run using specified service accounts.

This build can also be used to upgrade a SQL instance. Upgrades from SQL Server 2000 onwards are supported, depending on the capabilities of the version being upgraded to.

This build will contain the following components:
  • SQL Server Database Engine
  • Analysis Services (where valid for the edition being installed)
  • Integration Services
  • Reporting Services
  • Service Pack and/or Cumulative Update
  • Legacy Components
  • Server-based Community Routines

Additional Named Instance Server Build

This would be the build used if an additional SQL Server Named Instance is required on a database server that already has the main instance installed.

This build will contain the following components:
  • SQL Server database engine, using the specified instance name
  • Service Pack and/or Cumulative Update

Workstation Build

This is the normal build for Development Workstations, where developers require the use of a local SQL Server instance during application development.

This build will contain the same components as the Main Instance Server Build, plus all the Client Tools provided in the Client Build. All components are installed on a single disk using specified service accounts or local NETWORK SERVICE authority.
  • SQL Server Database Engine
  • Client Tools
  • Analysis Services (where valid for the edition being installed)
  • Integration Services
  • Reporting Services
  • Service Pack and/or Cumulative Update
  • Legacy Components
  • Server-based Community Routines
  • Tools-based Community Components

Client Tools Only Build

This is the normal build for DBA Administration machines and any machines that require client tools only.

This build will contain the following components:
  • Client Tools
  • Service Pack and/or Cumulative Update
  • Tools-based Community Components

Copyright © 2011 - 2013 Edward Vassie. License and Acknowledgements
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Last edited Feb 4, 2013 at 9:12 PM by EdVassie, version 5

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