What is the correct form for SharePoint installation parameters?
Posted on 2011-04-25
What form should I use for the database server name and user name (credentials for farm user account) parameters, when installing SharePoint 2010 (a scripted installation)?
Is it correct that if I have a named instance of SQL I should have the form "serverName\instanceName" for the database server name? Should I use this form regardless of named/default instance? Maybe the difference is if I use SQL full version or SQL Express when naming this parameter?
If I choosed the default instance (MSSQLSERVER), when installing SQL, isn´t that also a named instance?
I know I should use a named instance if I want to use SQL for other applications besides SharePoint. So then the default instance isn´t a named instance after all? Confusing...
Servername refers to the computername doesn´t it?
What about the user name?
If you have any other remarks on the form for naming the SharePoint installation parameters, please inform me :)