Friday, May 2, 2008

SQL Server 2005 Express Edition Install

The SQL Server 2005 Express Edition is available for free download.Make sure you have the ".Net Framework 2.0" on your system before running the SQL server 2005 installation.The files start getting extracted as soon as the installation file is opened. After the extraction of files is completed the license page is presented.Tick the "I Accept" condition after reading the license! The prerequisites are installed and the componenets installed are listed.

After the "Next " button is clicked, the system is scanned for coniguration settings.The welcome screen is presented after the system configuration is scanned.

The setup files have now been copied to the local machine from the installation media, either the disk or the installation file.

The instalaltion and configuration will start from the next step. Its better to make sure that the system meets all hardware requirements before moving on to the next step.

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