Recall back in January 2011, that I profiled the cool tool, FineBuild for SQL Server, which helps you configure and quickly deploy installations of SQL Server. Not only does FineBuild help you install a new SQL Server using the settings and configuration options you desire, it goes a few steps further by ensuring that any additional programs, tools, and utilities are also installed.
Ed Vassie, the creator of FineBuild, has revised and improved the tools since I last wrote about it.Ed has naturally added a number of bug fixes and documentation improvements.Several new features are also included with the v3.0.x release ofFineBuild, such assupport forclustering on SQL Server 2005, 2008, 2008 R2 and 2012 (code-named "Denali"). FineBuild now supports Data Quality Services installation, a feature new with the release of SQL Server 2012.
Be sure to check out the latest release at sqlserverfinebuild.codeplex.com.