This Readme document contains important information to read before installing Microsoft® SQL Server 2012. It describes how to find installation assistance in Books Online, how to find Upgrade Advisor, how to find supplemental product information in the Release Notes, and copyright attributions for the product.
This Readme file is available on your installation media, as well as from the Readme download page.
Use SQL Server 2012 Product Documentation for Installation Assistance
The following topics on MSDN contain important information about installing Microsoft SQL Server 2012. These topics are also in the s10ch_setup.chm file that is installed with SQL Server.
Read the Release Notes for the Latest Product Information
The Release Notes provide supplemental information about product behaviors that apply only to this release or that are not documented in this release of Books Online. You can find the Release Notes on the Release Notes page.
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