The series index can be found here. I am not a SQL expert and this series of posts is intended only for use on demo or test environment and not production ones.
In this, the first post of the series, I am going to install the core part of Microsoft SQL Server 2017, which is the Database Engine Services. To do this double click the Setup.exe on the installation media.
Click Installation and then select New SQL Server stand-alone installation or add features to an existing installation: