Knowledgebase: SQL Server 2005
SQL Server 2005 Express Installation
Posted by - NA - on 06 July 2009 01:33 PM

SQL Server 2005:

Below are the steps for preparing your NotifyLink (NLES) server to use with SQL Server 2005 Express:

1. Install the SQL Server 2005 Express database first. This can be downloaded from:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=11350B1F-8F44-4DB6-B542-4A4B869C2FF1&displaylang=en

Click "download" and save it to your server. After saving it, go ahead an run it.

2. After the server has been installed, download the Management Studio from:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=C243A5AE-4BD1-4E3D-94B8-5A0F62BF7796&displaylang=en

Download the file named "SQLServer2005_SSMSEE.msi".

Once the Management Studio has been installed, you MUST enable TCP. To do this, complete the following steps:

1. Start -> Programs -> Microsoft SQL Server 2005 -> Configuration Tools -> SQL Server Configuration Manager.
2. Expand "SQL Server 2005 Network Configuration" -> Click on "Protocols for SQLExpress" -> Right click on TCP/IP, and select "Enable".
3. Expand "SQL Native Client Configuration" -> Click on "Client Protocols" -> Right click on TCP/IP, and select "Enable".

Once these steps have been completed, your server is now prepared to go through the NLES install as normal