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I want to create a sql database in visual studio by selecting the Data Connections(right click) then Create New Sql Server Database but Nothing comes up in the server field how can i create database?

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I want to create a new sql database but unfortunately i could not create it because it asks me to choose server and then choose if windows or sql authentication then it asks me a name for the database, but since server comes empty and altough i tried computer name or the ip address i gave me the error in the second attachment ,how can i create one sql database?
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by:lcohan
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"but since server comes empty"...

Do you have access to ANY SQL Server or did you installed SQL 2008 Developer Edition (for instance - it's for free)?

",how can i create one sql database?"

Only after you have access to a SQL Server then you can connect to a it and create a database...
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by:Aaron Shilo
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hi

if the sql server is installed localy just enter "LOCALHOST" or "." or "MACHINENAME"
use windows authentication.

if the server is remotly installed ask the admin to grant you a user/password and instance address so you can connect and create a new database.

Aaron.
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Hi, it is local but i enter localhost or the machine name (tried both) and i give it a name but i still get the error in the second picture?
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by:Aaron Shilo
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ok so it seems you have maybe a NAMED INSTANCE.

got to "start->programs->mssql server->configuration tools->sql server configuration manager " and under services sql server(INSTANCENAME) you instance name should appear in the brackets.

then in ssms enter ./INSTANCENAME OR MACHINENAME/INSTANCENAME.
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Hi unfortunately i dont see an instance name in configuration manager and i dont know how to add that , i posted the screen when i open sql server conf. manager when services selected any recommendation that i should do?
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Aaron Shilo earned 2000 total points
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ok you have sql server express installed

just use :    .\sqlexpress
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thnk you
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