SQL Server 2017 Installation

You have several options when it comes to installing SQL Server 2017. This largely depends on your operating system, which services you require, and which edition of SQL Server you choose.

Now that SQL Server is available on Linux and Docker, there are more options available when it comes to installing it. But don't let this confuse you — your operating system will largely dictate where to start.

The first place to start is on the SQL Server download page. The following is an explanation of the options on that page.

So go through the steps as outlined for your operating system. Once you've installed SQL Server for your operating system, the next step is to decide on which management tool/s you'd like to use. Next, we'll look at the most common SQL Server management tools.