install as

install someone as something

to inaugurate or launch someone into the role of something. The board installed Jerry as the new parliamentarian. She installed herself as the boss of the kitchen and wouldn't allow anyone else in.
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75-inch) form-factor allows customers to install as many as 40 servers in a rack.
The Snap Server was just as easy to install as they say it is.
93 seconds to install a Snap Server is just incredible, but what is most interesting is that the average install time for all participants of the Instant Install Challenge is just over one minute," said Jim Schraith, chairman and CEO of Snap Appliances, Inc.