Selecting Installation Configuration Options
Having met all the hardware and software prerequisites, you are now ready to begin the install. The installation program is a wizard that steps you through a number of configuration selections, allowing you to customize your SQL Server installation.
Selecting SQL Server Components and File Locations
You will be required to choose an instance name for the SQL Server you are about to install. Use common sense when coming up with server instance names (especially if you intend to have multiple SQL Server instances up and running at the same time on a single machine). You will also choose the type of installation and the locations for the installation and data files. Figure 8.1 shows the dialog box for ...