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not letting you to pick an instance name

  • By Ben
  • on 10/02/2019

presenting us an issue since its not letting us pick the instance name, it defaults to 'MSSQLSERVER'. couldn't find help for this issue anywhere, we can't install a new instance since the installation media is not available on the server.


  • By aws
  • on 12/17/2020

For instances launched on AMIs pre December 2020 you may request from AWS support team access to the media to re-install SQL Server according to your needs. For instances launched from AMIs after December 2020 you can locate the SQL media on the instance at C:\SQLServerSetup

  • By Steve
  • on 10/22/2019

I ran into the same issue. Without allowing a named instance installation we are unable to use this for our intended purpose. Would love to know if I have missed something.