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Help me connect to my MS SQL 2012 Server Express

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I just installed MS SQL 2012 Server Express and I want to get going.
I installed SQLEXPR_x64_ENU.exe and SQLManagementStudio_x64_ENU.exe sperately and the process ran through.
Then I opened SQL Server Management Studio.
I advanced as far as the form and message below.

During installation I noticed that I got full permissions.
I have not set my Windows 7 up with a password.
Opening form and error message.
Can you direct me further please.
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Question by:Fritz Paul
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by:Haris Djulic
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Hi,

are you sure about the instance name? Since the error is related to that and not your credentials.

Try to use browse option and then select the available instance .
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by:Vitor Montalvão
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Open the SQL Server Configuration Manager (menu Start/MS SQL Server/Configuration Tools) and click in SQL Server Services and post here a snapshot of that screen.
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by:Fritz Paul
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Hi,
I expanded my picture to show what I see if I "browse for more" (red box) and also on my Programs directory (green box).
The name seems correct.
Any other idea?
Instance Name
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by:Fritz Paul
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Am I right to say the instance is not running?

How little can one know when you embark on a new technology? :-)

How do I start it.

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by:Fritz Paul
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I don't get further than this stage.
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by:Vitor Montalvão
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Just right click in the SQL Server and chose the Start option. Do the same for the SQL Server Browser service. You can define both to start automatically when Windows starts.
SQL Server Agent is not available for SQL Express Edition so you don't need to do nothing with it.
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by:Fritz Paul
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OK, It worked with SQL Server,
but there the start option is greyed out for the SQL Server Browser service option.
Your comments please?
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Vitor Montalvão earned 500 total points
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Means that the service is Disabled. Right-click on it, chose Properties, go to Service tab and set the Start Mode to automatic.
Now you can try to Start it again.
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by:Fritz Paul
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Thanks,
Running now.
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