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Missing default instance

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 05, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Sql Server
I am in a new company now and my machine has SQL Server 2008 installed. The only problem is, from what I am told, none of the machines here have a local instance installed, just connections to external instances such as a development and production environments. Without having the installation disc, is it possible to install a local instance on my machine without raising any red flags? If so, can you please provide the steps involved? Also would anyone know why a company would not want a local instance installed on a machine? It makes no sense because live data can still be accessed at external sources. Thanks in advance for any help.

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