SQL 2012 - Setup Default/Local Database

How do I setup a local / default database?
Here is a screen shot of what comes up when I start SQL 2012.

What I really want to do is restore a DB from a BAK File, but I can't get any menu to do that with.

Thanks,
Mark
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smithmrkAsked:
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Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
This is the connection screen and you need to provide the SQL Server instance name to where you want to connect to.
If it's a default instance name you just need to provide the server name.
smithmrkAuthor Commented:
I want to connect to my local computer default instance...but when I put in default or local it doesn't do anything?

I want to restore a BAK file to my local instance, how do I get a local instance?

Mark
Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
Write the computer name in the server name field.
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Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantCommented:
have you tried to put (local) including the parenthesis in the server name.
smithmrkAuthor Commented:
Yes I also tried (local).
Here is the latest screen shot.

Mark
sql2012-db.jpg
Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantCommented:
you have exactly the same error with (local) ?

are you sure the SQL services are running?
smithmrkAuthor Commented:
New Screen Shot...I don't have any services to select from in the drop down?
Could it be that I also have SQL 2000 and SQL 2005 installed on the same machine?

Mark
sql2012-ser.jpg
Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantCommented:
open Services.exe and start every services related to SQL server

BTW, this last screen shot show exactly the full name of your instance that you need to connect.

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smithmrkAuthor Commented:
Thank you both!

Mark
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