This wiki article will explain, complete with screen shots, the step-by-step process of correctly installing and configuring SQL Server 2012 as well as the RTM version of SP1 on Windows Server 2012 RTM so that it's ready to be used with SharePoint 2013.

Section 1 - Preparation

Section 2 - Prerequisites

Section 3 - Hardware Requirements

Section 4 - Installation

a. Install Windows Server 2012 RTM.

Section 5 - Configuration

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