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What account should I be logged on as (best practice) to install SQL Server 2008 R2

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Hello SQL DBAs
I'm new to SQL Server and I want to learn how to do things the right way.  I'm getting ready to install SQL Server 2008 R2 into my test domain.  I have created two AD accounts: sql_sqlserver (for the SQL Server service) and sql_agent (for the SQL Server Agent service).  I have added both sql_sqlserver and sql_agent to the local admin group on my test SQL server.  I have also added sql_agent to the "Pre-Windows 2000 Compatible" group.  My question is this:
When I do the actual installation of SQL Server 2008 R2, should I be logged on as myself (a member of the domain admin group) or should I be logged on as sql_sqlserver (a member of the local admin group).  I'm thinking I should be logged on as sql_sqlserver, but I want to be sure this is the best practice.
Thanks,
Nick
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