Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Location of SQL Server ConfigurationFile.ini

If you have installed SQL Server recently and you are looking for the ConfigurationFile.ini file, you can immediately find it at the end of the installation as shown below:

Of course, if you need this ConfigurationFile.ini file AFTER you have installed the application for another SQL Server installation, then you will need to remember where it was stored initially.

You can find the ConfigurationFile.ini file in this standard location:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\120\Setup Bootstrap\Log\

Since the folders are organized by date, you may have to dig around the folders to find the original folder that was created at installation time, but the ConfigurationFile.ini file should be in one of the earliest dated folders you can find in the file system.

The above location is for SQL Server 2014, but for SQL Server 2012, the folder location will be respectively:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\110\Setup Bootstrap\Log\

Now when you need to perform a secondary installation of SQL Server, you can simply use that ConfigurationFile.ini file to run through your installation without having to provide any additional data in the dialogs!!

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