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Step by Step Installation of SQL 2008 R2 with Additional Named Instance

Here is the step by step guide to install SQL 2008 R2 with default instance and with additional named instance.

1. Go to folder in machine where you have SQL Server 2008 R2 Setup files and run setup.exe file.

Install SQL 2008

2. By Default Planning option is selected on the screen. To create new SQL Server Instance you need to select Installation option and choose  “New Installation or add feature to an existing installation.” from the right panel of the screen.

Install SQL 2008

3. When you click on this option, one splash screen will appear and once this operation is completed, new screen will prompt to setup support rules.

SQL 2008 R2 Installation

If all mentioned rules are passed, click on “OK” button. In case of failure, You have to Re-run to validate again.

4. Now setup is ready to install setup support files on your machine. Click on “Install” button.

Install SQL Server 2008

5. Once the process is completed, you’ll see the status of all rules. You don’t need to worry about warnings if any.

SQL Server 2008 Installation

6. On next screen, select option “New Installation or add shared feature” to install new SQL instance.

SQL Installation

7. Here, you need to provide you product key in given input area. By default, it takes from last installation.

SQL Server 2008

8. In this screen, it has detailed License Terms. Please check “I accept accept the license terms” and press Next.

SQL Server 2008

9. Now setup the role for the instance. Select “SQL Server Feature Installation” to select features as per your needs or select “All Features with Defaults” to install instance with all default features.

SQL Server 2008 Installation

10. In this step you can select the available features.

Installation SQL Server 2008

11. Next setup is related to “Installation Rules”. Press “Next” after completion of this process.

SQL Server Installation

12. This is the main step where you have to decided either you have to create new instance or create additional named instance. To create new default instance, Select “Default Instance” option.

SQL 2008 Default Instance

13. To create additional named instance, select “Named Instance” option and enter instance name.

SQL Server 2008 Named Instance

14. In the next step, it calculates the disk requirement for the installation.

SQL 2008 Disk Requirement

15. In Server Configuration step, you can configure user account for SQL Server services. Please select them as per your requirement.

SQL Server Services

16. Next, you have to select the mode of SQL Server authentication. (i) Windows Authentication Mode (ii) Mixed Mode. If you select Mixed Mode, you have to type password for ‘sa’ user.

SQL Server 2008 Mode

17. Next step is Installation Configuration Rules. Press “Show Details” to get more details of each rule.

SQL 2008 Installation

18. Now you are ready to Install SQL Server 2008 R2. Click “Install”.

SQL 2008 Installation

19. Now installation is in progress after setting up all the configurations, roles and settings.

SQL Server Installation

20. And the installation of SQL Server 2008 R2 is complete now.

Complete Installation of SQL Server 2008

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