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SQL Server 2011 Denali Installation

Instance Configuration


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In this step, you decide the name of the instance and location of SQL Server. The Default instance will use MSSQLSERVER as the server name. If you choose Names instance, you can name the SQL Server anything you want.

  • Choose either the Default or Names instance.
  • Either accept the default installation location or change it.
  • Click Next to continue.

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