I have no experience with SQL Server.
I want Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express installed on my laptop.
The reason is that I want to upgrade an MS Access database to SQL Server and run it on my laptop.
But first I think I must know what is already installed on my laptop.
Can you identify from the pics below?
What more information do you need?
Which advice have you got for me?
Well, before you had the LocalDB installed. I suggest that you download and install the Express with Tools (SQLEXPRWT) 64 bits version. The bits are for the machine where you install it not for the clients
Why is this different from all of the other step by step guides? Because I make a living as a DBA and not as a writer and I lived through this experience.
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