This page contains screenshots of the steps involved in installing SQL Server 2016 Developer edition.
If you don't have a copy of SQL Server 2016, you can download the installation files from the Microsoft website. The Express edition is a free download, as is the Developer edition.
The Developer edition requires that you become a Visual Studio Dev Essentials member first (if you're not already a member). If you don't want to become a Visual Studio Dev Essentials member, you can download the free SQL Server 2016 Express edition without that requirement.
Here are the steps required to install SQL Server 2016 Developer edition.
New Installer. There's a new installer that makes installation much easier. Using this installer, a basic installation can be done in 3 clicks (although a customized install will require more steps).
If you see this option on the download page, feel free to use it instead of the steps below.
Download SQL Server and Start the Installation Wizard
We'll start by downloading SQL Server installation package and kicking off the installation wizard.
Download SQL Server
Launch the SQL Server Installation Center
Start the Installation Wizard
Install SQL Server
Once you've done the above steps, you'll now be staring at the SQL Server 2016 Setup wizard.
These are the screens I encountered while installing SQL Server 2016.
Note that the exact steps may differ, depending on the components you choose to install.
For this tutorial, I chose almost every option, so it was quite a long installation process.
Database Engine Configuration
Analysis Services Configuration
Reporting Services Configuration
Distributed Replay Controller
Distributed Replay Client
Consent to install Microsoft R Open
Ready to Install
Install SQL Server Management Studio
If you need to install SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS), you'll need to go back to the installation center and install that separately.