I am deploying a SQL Server 2019 Distributed Availability Group. I have created a WSFC at each of my two sites (spanning two servers each). Upon installing SQL Server, it is not clear to me if I should select the "SQL Server Stand-Alone" installation or the "SQL Server Cluster Installation"? I do not wish to deploy a SQL Server Failover Cluster Instance (FCI).

Thank you. J.

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You will select "SQL Server Stand-Alone" installation.

To create a distributed availability group, you must create two availability groups each with its own listener. You then combine these availability groups into a distributed availability group.

Once you do that on all nodes you can use these instructions to configure the Always On distributed availability group.

Configure an Always On distributed availability group

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    Thank you @SqlWorldWide
    – JF0001
    Jul 28, 2021 at 17:58

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