Before you can do anything with SharePoint 2019 you have to install SQL Server. You have a couple of options available as both SQL Server 2016 and 2017 can be used. I want to go with SQL Server 2017 (all the latest features right?). So in this post I will be demonstrating how to install and configure SQL Server 2017 for SharePoint 2019. If you are wondering why you should bother with SharePoint 2019 at all, review my previous post to review a lot of the features you gain and others you lose. This series doesn’t cover the AD and server configuration. There are a couple of posts I did when building out SharePoint 2013 that can assist with this.
If you are interested in checking out the other items in this series click on the links below:
- Install and Configure SQL Server 2017 for SharePoint 2019 (This one)
- Preparing Servers for SharePoint 2019
- Install SharePoint 2019 with AutoSPInstaller