Modify Sql 2008 R2 Generated Configuration File For Unattended Installs

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After walking through the installation GUI, copy the Configuration File Path on the ‘Ready To Install’ page. Copy and modify this file in the following order to generate a repeatable unattended install process:

  1. Put a semicolon infront of UNIMODE=”Normal”
  2. Set either QUITE=”False” or QUITESIMPLE=False” to true
  3. Add the following line to accept the licensing terms: IACCEPTSQLSERVERLICENSETERMS="True"
  4. Run the following as administrator from a command prompt: "path_to_setup\setup.exe" /CONFIGURATIONFILE="path_to_config_file\ConfigurationFile.ini" /SQLSVCPASSWORD="XXXXX" /AGTSVCPASSWORD="XXXXX" /SAPWD="XXXXX"