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Installing a 2nd SQL Server 2008 named instance

Posted on 2012-04-03
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Hey experts,

 I have an SQL Server 2008 named instance installed a Windows Server 2008 machine, and I want to install another named instance on that same server so I can have more control, but I couldn't find anywhere online how to do that; any help on doing it?

Note: The one installed is SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition (64-bit)
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if you are installation is graphical than  run  sql server setup.exe and fill the installation requirement  and follow the instructions but take a stop when  instance configuration page appear in this page you have have two options

1.default instance  2. named instance. Click on named instance radio button and fill the INSTANCE name in the text box ..

for step by step below url will help you

http://www.sqlserverclub.com/essentialguides/how-to-install-sql-server-2008-step-by-step-guide.aspx
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OR INSTALLATION in console mode

Setup.exe /q /ACTION=Install /FEATURES=SQL /INSTANCENAME=MSSQLSERVER /SQLSVCACCOUNT="<DomainName\UserName>" /SQLSVCPASSWORD="<StrongPassword>" /SQLSYSADMINACCOUNTS="<DomainName\UserName>" /AGTSVCACCOUNT="NT AUTHORITY\Network Service"


for more information

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms144259%28v=sql.100%29.aspx
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>>deepakChauhan

Thanks deepakChauhan! That did the trick! So turns out installing a second named instance is the same as installing a first named instance (I had thought it should be different).
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