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Install XML Notepad

FineBuild can install and configure the XML Notepad as part of the SQL Server install process.
If you do not want to include XML Notepad in your FineBuild install, then do not download it.

XML Notepad is produced by Microsoft. It was chosen to be included in FineBuild because it provides an easy way to edit XML files such as the FineBuild configuration file.

XML Notepad home page
XML Notepad download
XML Notepad tutorial

FineBuild XML Notepad Install

Automated silent installation of XML Notepad is performed by Process Id 4TI and is controlled by the parameters below:

Install Parameter Build SQL2005 SQL2008 SQL2008 R2 SQL2012 SQL2014
SetupXMLNotepad FULL Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SetupSQLTools No No No No No
SetupXMLNotepad WORKSTATION Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SetupSQLTools Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SetupXMLNotepad CLIENT Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SetupSQLTools Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

In order to maintain compatibility with older versions of SQL FineBuild, the parameters InstXMLNotepad and InstSQLTools can also be used.

FineBuild also uses the following parameters to help install XML Notepad:
Parameter Default Value Description
XMLmsi XmlNotepad.msi Name of hold XML Notepad install file

XML Notepad will be installed with CLIENT and WORKSTATION builds, but not with a FULL build.
If you want to install it with a FULL build, the following parameter should be added at run time:

Manual XML Notepad Install

The following steps show what you would have to do to install XML Notepad manually. FineBuild does all of this work for you automatically.

1) Navigate to the Additional Components folder and double-click on XmlNotepad.msi.
XML Notepad Explorer msi.png
2) The XML Notepad Welcome window is displayed. Click Next to continue.
XML Notepad Setup Welcome.png
3) Accept the XML Notepad License Agreement. Click Next to continue.
XML Notepad Setup License.png
4) Accept the XML Notepad file location. Click Next to continue.
XML Notepad Setup Features.png
5) The XML Notepad Setup is now ready to install. Click Install to continue.
XML Notepad Setup Ready.png
6) The XML Notepad install has completed successfully. Click Finish to end.
XML Notepad Setup Complete.png
7) Delete the icon for XML Notepad 2007 from the Desktop.
This is done to reduce the clutter on the Desktop.
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Last edited Oct 8, 2014 at 12:21 PM by EdVassie, version 8