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To install the third-party product Microsoft SQL Server, consult the corresponding documentation of Microsoft.

For example, a comprehensive description can be found in the Microsoft documentation:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/database-engine/install-windows/installation-for-sql-server?view=sql-server-2017

At least the Database Engine Services have to be installed. If the database should be managed from the same server also the Management Tools have to be installed.