SQL Server Installation - stop / start other Services / Cluster RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello!

    Does anybody know, which other Services are recommended
    to be stopped or started during a SQL Server installation?

    I´m interested in this information for clustered and non-clustered

    I think it´s meaningful to stop the virus scanner and backup agents
    in both cases.

    From former SQL Server Versions (90) in clustered environments I know
    that it was important that the Task Scheduler Service and the Cryptographic
    Service were running. But I also think the Task Scheduler was neccessary
    for the installation process on remote nodes. This changed since SQL Server

    But I´m not sure, what are the recommendations for SQL Server 2008 (R2).

    I didn´t find a specific technical article.

    Can anybody help?

    Many thanks in advance!


    Karsten Mueller


    Wednesday, March 2, 2011 8:30 AM


  • Hi Karsten,

    Thanks for your post. SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2 almost use the same installation processes. For stand-alone installation, make sure the system on which SQL Server will be installed has been met installation prerequisites. I am not aware any specify service (which shold be running by default) that is required running during the installation, however it is recommend to turn off anti-virus programs which may block setup from modifying the system register or or writing files on disk.

    For failover clustering installation, which is a little bit more complicated than stand-alone installation therefore we need properly preparation. Therefore, I would recommend reading the following whitepaper before installation, see: SQL Server 2008 Failover Clustering.

    For more information about SQL Server 2008 setup, you can refer to Installing a SQL Server 2008 R2 Failover Cluster (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms179410.aspx); How to: Install SQL Server 2008 R2 (Setup) (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms143219.aspx).

    Hope this helps. Please let us know if you have any question during the installation.

    Best Regards,
    Chunsong Feng

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    Thursday, March 3, 2011 8:13 AM