Missing SQL instance

Hi.

On a SBS 2011 I haven't a instance name MSSQLSERVER under Services.
I have only SBSMONITORING and SHAREPOINT.
It's normal??

The SQL Server is 2008 R2

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Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
MSSQLSERVER should be the default instance so I'll say that can be normal but is better you post a screen shot so we can confirm that.
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OleDAuthor Commented:
Here is two screenshots from "Services" and "SQL Server Configuration Manager"
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Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
Yes, really those screen shots. So, that means you don't have a default instance installed but two named instances.
Isn't a problem at all.

You may want to change the SQL Service account. Local System is not a good idea. I wrote an article about that on the last month. Please give a read.

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OleDAuthor Commented:
I was thinking about default DB.  
I have seen lot of reference when I read about SQL Server.
Ex. In Microsoft Baseline Configuration Analyzer 2.0 Enter Parameters screen, you need to specify the SQL Server Instance Name, for a default instance you need to specify the instance name as MSSQLSERVER.

Thanks for article!
Which user is normal the best for SQL Server on SBS2011 Standard?

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Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
I think you are confusing default DB with default instance.
Default DB is a property for the logins and default instance is a SQL Server non-named instance that you can have only one per server.

Which user is normal the best for SQL Server on SBS2011 Standard?
A dedicated domain account if you are working with clustered instances. Otherwise:
"If you are running SQL Server 2012 or superior version in a stand-alone machine then use a Managed Service account (MSA) or a Virtual Service account (VSA) to simplify service management, depending on whether resources external to the SQL Server computer are needed (use MSA) or not (use VSA)."
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OleDAuthor Commented:
Yes a little confused!!

Why did I get this error, running BPA?
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Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
That error message just prove that you don't have a default instance installed.
You or someone provided the MSSQLSERVER instance and that's why BPA returned the error. Try to run it again with providing MSSQLSERVER.
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OleDAuthor Commented:
Allright.
And I don't need a default instance?
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Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
No. It's not a demand.
I personally think that for security reasons the default instance shouldn't be installed as the default port should be changed so avoids the basic attacks on default installations.
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