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How to connect to SQL Server 2005 express?

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How would I connect to the local SQL server DB if there is no SQL server management studio installed? The size of the install is just 216 MB . . . I need to connect to an the DB of the running application but am finding it impossible. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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Can you not download the Enterprise Manager separately (to the same PC) and then connect?  I think it uses Named Pipes locally.

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Where would I find out what it uses . . . Named pipes etc. . . . ?
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and the name . . . .
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Just do a default install to the pc and then connect using "." (without quotes) to connect to the db on the same machine. No need to touch protocols
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Thanks guys!!!
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