Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express

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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express

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We recommend installing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express with Management Tools.

Make sure you download and install at least the R2 version of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express.

 

Follow the steps below to install Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express, once you have downloaded the setup program. Some of the steps can take a long time to complete, so please be patient.

 

Note: The configuration below assumes that the Carpark Server software will be installed on the same computer as Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express. However,  the  Carpark Server software is also capable of accessing a remote Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express server, but doing so requires additional configuration of the authentication process. This will not be covered in this guide, as it should only be attempted by administrators with prior knowledge of  Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express server configuration, to whom it is assumed the configuration steps are self explanatory.

Step 1

a)Launch the downloaded file (SQLEXPRWT_x86_ENU.exe if you have downloaded the 32 bit version with Management Tools).

b)Once the installer has finished unpacking files, the window below will appear.

c)Click on New installation or add features to an existing installation.

 

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Step 2

a)Read and accept Microsoft's license terms.

b)Click Next to proceed.

 

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Step 3

a)Make sure all features are selected when the window below appears.

b)Click Next to proceed.

 

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Step 4

a)Choose to install a Named instance called "SQLExpress" when the window below appears.

b)Click Next to proceed.

 

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Step 5

a)When the window below appears, choose "NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM" for the SQL Server Database Engine's Account Name and make sure Startup Type is set to Automatic

oThere is no need for you to enter any passwords.

b)Click Next to proceed.

 

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Step 6

a)When the window below appears, select Windows authentication mode.

b)Click Next to proceed.

 

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c)The actual installation will now begin...

 

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Step 7

a)When the installation is complete, the window below appears.

oA message box may appear instructing you to restart your computer, if so, please do so.

b)Click Close.

c)You have now completed the Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express installation process.

 

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