Specify account, authentication mode and settings

Installing and configuring a SQL Server instance can be a challenging process. Installing a SQL Server 2005 instance is an entirely new learning opportunity for DBAs and developers upgrading to the latest version. Follow this step-by-step guide and experience a glitch-free installation.

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12 Service Account – Specify the service account for the Database Services Windows Service. This could be a built-in account such as Local System or Network Service. The second option is to use a domain user name and password.

Press the 'Next' button to proceed.

13 Authentication Mode – Configure the authentication as either Windows only or mixed mode and enter the sa password.

Press the 'Next' button to proceed.

14 Collation Settings – Configure the collation settings for the instance.

Press the 'Next' button to proceed.

Press the 'Next' button to proceed.

Installing a SQL Server 2005 Instance

 Home: Introduction
 Step 1: Begin your SQL Server instance installation
 Step 2: Choose SQL Server installation components
 Step 3: Specify account, authentication mode and settings
 Step 4: Click 'Install' and review your summary log
 Step 5: Install SQL Server Service Pack 1

Jeremy Kadlec is the Principal Database Engineer at Edgewood Solutions, a technology services company delivering professional services and product solutions for Microsoft SQL Server. He has authored numerous articles and delivers frequent presentations at regional SQL Server Users Groups and nationally at SQL PASS. He is the author of the Rational Guide to IT Project Management. Jeremy is also the SearchSQLServer.com Performance Tuning expert. Ask him a question here.
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