While most experienced DBAs would maintain their checklist before installing and setting up SQL Server in the production environment. However SQL Server is a product which is very commonly used by Small and Medium Enterprise who do not necessarily have experienced DBAs. Infact the person, installing SQL Server may not be even a DBA.
I came across an excellent Blog post from John who has enlisted a comprehensive checklist of the consideration for installing SQL Server setup. Although SQL Server configuration is very easy due to its User Friendly setup and minimal administration. If all the points mentioned in this checklist is taken care off, you can avoid most problems/issues which you might encounter post deployment of SQL Server
Would like to appreciate the author’s efforts to pen down a comprehensive checklist !!!
Hope this Helps !!
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