How to deploy a SQLServer with named instances.

kaif khan 20 Reputation points
2024-06-04T04:26:09.5966667+00:00

I want to create a sqlserver with named instances for developing connectivity from a python client to such instances. Is there a way to do this for free, i.e can i deploy SQL Servers with named instances without any cost for testing purposes.

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  1. MikeyQiaoMSFT-0444 1,255 Reputation points
    2024-06-04T06:19:24.31+00:00

    Hi,kaif khan

    Welcome to the Microsoft SQL Server Q&A forum!

    Find the SQL Server Installation Center in the Start menu.

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    Select the installation media; it is recommended to choose the Express edition, which can meet general development needs.

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    When adding a new instance, pay attention to selecting the Named instance.User's image

    Best Regards,

    Mikey Qiao


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  1. Olaf Helper 42,486 Reputation points
    2024-06-04T05:15:41.3233333+00:00

    You can install up to 50 named instances per machine and for this you can also use the free Express Edition, see

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/sql-server/install/work-with-multiple-versions-and-instances-of-sql-server?view=sql-server-ver16