Install Notification Services
FineBuild can install and configure Notification Services as part of the SQL Server install process.
If you do not want to include Notification Services in your FineBuild install, then do not download it.Notification Services
is written by Microsoft. It was chosen to be included in FineBuild to allow use of legacy Notification Services applications in SQL 2008 and above.
Notification Services was introduced as an optional component of SQL Server 2000 and became a standard part of SQL Server 2005, but it is not included in SQL Server 2008 or above. It can be installed as an optional component, but it is recommended that Notification Services is not installed unless it is already being used within SQL Server 2000 or 2005.
This section is only relevant for SQL Server 2008 and above. For SQL 2005, Notification Services is included as part of the Microsoft SQL Server install process.
FineBuild Notification Services Install
Automated installation of Notification Services is performed by Process Id 4SI
and is controlled by the parameters below:
| Install Parameter || Build || SQL 2005 || SQL 2008 || SQL 2008 R2 || SQL 2012 |
| InstSQLNS || FULL || Yes || Yes || Yes || Yes |
| InstSQLNS || WORKSTATION || Yes || Yes || Yes || Yes |
| InstSQLNS || CLIENT || N/A || N/A || N/A || N/A |
FineBuild also uses the following parameters to help install Notification Services:
| Prameter || Platform || Default Value || Description |
| SQLNSX86msi || 32-bit || SQLServer2005_NS.msi || Name of Notification Services install file |
| SQLNSX86msi || 64-bit || SQLServer2005_NS_X64.msi || Name of Notification Services install file |
Notification Services can not be installed as part of a Client
The FineBuild install for Notification Services includes the following:
- Perform a Notification Services install
- Add a menu item for Notification Services
Manual Notification Services Install
The following steps show what you would have to do to install Notification Services manually. FineBuild does all of this work for you automatically.
This process is only needed for SQL 2008 or above.
Install SQL Notification Services
1) Navigate to the Additional Components
folder and double-click on the Notification Services install file.
| 32-bit || SQLServer2005_NS.msi |
| 64-bit || SQLserver2005_NS_X64.msi |
2) The Welcome screen is displayed. Click Next
3) Accept the License Terms and then click Next
4) Supply the Registration Information and then click Next
5) Setup now has enough information to run the install. Click Install
6) A progress window is displayed. Wait until this window closes.
7) Setup has completed successfully. Click Finish
Setup Menu Item
The Notification Services menu item is created within the Microsoft SQL Server 2005 menu structure. It is moved to the Microsoft SQL Server menu structure so that all tools are in one place.
1) Move the menu item for Notification Services Command Prompt
from the SQL Server 2005 menu structure to the ‘All Users’ SQL Server Configuration Tools
2) Delete the Microsoft SQL Server 2005 menu structure.
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