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SQL Server® 2008 Administration: Real World Skills for MCITP Certification and Beyond by Tom Carpenter

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Installing Named Instances

Installing a named instance is very similar to installing the default instance. Exercise 2.1 provides the step-by-step instructions for a named instance installation. The primary difference is that on the Instance Configuration page, you will choose to install a named instance and provide a unique name for the instance. When installing named instances, keep the following facts in mind:

  • You can install instances with the same name on different physical hosts. For example, you can have a \\server1\marketing instance and a \\server2\marketing instance.
  • Installing a named instance is a little faster than installing the default instance, if the default instance is already installed. This is because the shared components ...

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