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Cannot install new instance of SQL 2005 Server

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We have a customer running SBS 2003 Premium with SQL 2005 as part of that.

I need to install a new instance of SQL 2005 in order to run a test version of one of their live databases.

However, when I go through the Change option for SQL Server 2005 in Add / Remove programs, OR by running setup.exe on the SQL 2005 disk, I do NOT get the option to install a new instance at all. All I get is the option to install client comopnents or sample databases and documentation.
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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from what I remember, you cannot install SQL on a SBS server. you may setup sql server on a different box, but not on the same one.
btw, to "test" things, I would not install on the production box anyhow...
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We only have one physical server, and SQL has been installed on it for years... I don't have the option of installating SQL anywhere else which is why I wanted to install a new instance, so that it doesn't interefere with the other instances.
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OK, I've checked the Technet blogs and apparently it is NOT possible to add another instance to SQL 2005 that comes with SBS 2003.
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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which confirms what I remembered.
sbs comes with a sql server (though a optional install)
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by:Chris Millard
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The SQL that comes with SBS apparently cannot be installed on another machine either though. It can be installed as part of the SBS installation, but only with one instance.
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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yes, that's some limitations of the SBS... Small Business, 1 server.
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by:Anthony Perkins
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OK, I've checked the Technet blogs and apparently it is NOT possible to add another instance to SQL 2005 that comes with SBS 2003.
Which is exactly what was pointed out by angelIII in the very first comment.
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OK, I've checked the Technet blogs and apparently it is NOT possible to add another instance to SQL 2005 that comes with SBS 2003.
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