How to manually install a named instance of SQLExpress for Backup Exec

Problem

How to manually install a named instance of SQLExpress for Backup Exec

Solution

Note: SQL Express Backup Exec Instance can be installed on a local or remote server. Screenshot provided below are from Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Express SP2 which gets shipped with Backup Exec 16.

1. Double click SQLEXPR_x86_ENU.exe from the installation media (default path mentioned). Refer Figure 1.
  •  Path: X:\BE\WINNT\INSTALL\SQLEXPRESS
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2. Click "New SQL Server stand-alone installation or add features to an existing installation" on SQL Server Installation Center screen. Refer Figure 2.

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3. Confirm all tests for SQL have passed under "Global Rules" and click Next. Refer Figure 3.

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4. Click Next under "Install Rules" screen after confirming all tests show passed. Refer Figure 4.

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5. Select "I accept the license terms." and click Next. Refer Figure 5.

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6.Select the options to install the SQL database and click Next on the "Feature Selection" screen if installing in the default location. If not, change the path as per disk space availability. Refer Figure 6.

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7. On the "Instance Configuration" screen select Named Instance and type the Backup Exec Instance Name (BKUPEXEC) as shown in the figure and click Next. Refer Figure 7.

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8. Click Next on the "Server Configuration" screen. Refer Figure 8.

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9. Select Windows Authentication Mode under "Database Engine Configuration" screen and specify the Administrator account which has access to the database as shown in the figure and click Next. Refer Figure 9.

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10. Monitor the Installation Progress to confirm Database is successfully installed and click Close at "Complete" screen. Refer Figure 10.
 
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11.To confirm that Backup Exec SQL Instance is up and running, please click on Start > Run > Services.msc and check for SQL Server (BKUPEXEC) is Started in Automatic Mode. Refer Figure 11.

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12. The Backup Exec SQL Instance is installed successfully.
 

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