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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

The SQLFineClint File

The SQLFineClient.bat file is used to install the SQL Server client tools to a SQL Administration Server, or to any other server that requires only the client tools. This file is not intended for use with Express Edition.


1) Prepare the SQL FineBuild install media as described in SQL Media Preparation.

2) Take a copy of the SQLFineClient.bat file and change any details required for your site. The main options for this file are described below.

3) Run the FineBuild install by using your copy of SQLFineClient.bat. If .Net 3.5 SP1 has not already been installed on your server, a reboot may be performed after this has been installed. FineBuild will continue automatically after you logon following the reboot.

Syntax and Options

See FineBuild Parameter Syntax for details of the colours used in the code example and other syntax details.

REM Copyright © 2008 - 2011 Edward Vassie.  Distributed under Ms-Pl License
CALL "SqlFineBuild.bat" %*     /Type:Client /IAcceptLicenseTerms         ^

If site standards require that applications are not installed on to the System drive, add a /DrvProg: keyword to specify the drive to hold the client tools.

Residual Interactive Tasks

There are no residual interactive tasks for a Client build.

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Last edited Aug 22, 2014 at 11:10 AM by EdVassie, version 4