Accessing the new SQL Server Instance

To access a newly created SQL server instance:

1. Open SQL Server Management Studio from the Windows Start menu.

SQL Server login screen

2. In the Connect to Server dialogue box:

Option Description
Server type

Database Engine (Default)

Server name Type the server name and instance. For example: localhost\NEW_INSTANCE
Authentication Select SQL Server Authentication.
Login sa
Password Enter password specified during installation.

3. Click Connect.

4. In the left pane confirm that you are connected to the new SQL server instance.