Please, before you downvote me, read this question.
Question is simple, I even found the pure microsoft answer here:
Insert the SQL Server installation media. From the root folder, double-click Setup.exe. To install from a network share, locate the root folder on the share, and then double-click Setup.exe.
Follow the wizard through to the Ready to Install page. The path to the configuration file is specified in the Ready to Install page in the configuration file path section. For more information about how to install SQL Server, see Install SQL Server 2012 from the Installation Wizard (Setup).
Cancel the setup without actually completing the installation, to generate the INI file
It doesn't help me at all.
I downloaded express version of SQL Server 2012, run setup.exe. Check every option and "follow the wizard through"... and: no Ready to Install page!
(link for image: http://oi39.tinypic.com/29zzwur.jpg
I click next and boom... after that Install started. But, ok.. maybe after installation there will be somewhere config file named "ConfigurationFile.ini". So I've wait the whole process..
nothing. I've tried 3 times today, with full version, "smallest" version twice. There is not such a file on my desktop:/
My real (double)question is: What is goin' on?! and where EXACTLY can I find this secret "Ready to install" page or at least ConfigurationFile.ini?
And please don't answer "There must be somewhere" :/
PS. Sorry for the image size
PS2. After installation there is Summary file. I checked it and there is sth like this:
somewhere in the middle:
and at the end:
Configuration file: C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\110\Setup Bootstrap\Log\20140121_000805\ConfigurationFile.ini
BUT.. there is no ConfigurationFile.ini at this destination. There is dir, but no file inside:/