troubleshooting Question

SQLexpress2014 - could not restore database

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Windows Server 2003Windows Server 2008Windows Server 2012
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Hi guys,
I installed new sqlexpress 2015 in my server. While installing it asked to create instance which I did and all installed successfully.

When I open, sql server configuration manager - it shows “SQL Server(mssqlserver)” running.    
I believe mssqlserver which in brackets is my instance name ??? Am I correct

And am trying to restore a database, into this new instance. Which fails- it says network related or instance specific error

And I don’t have sqlmanagemnet studio. It did not install with sqlexpress.

Do I need sqlmanagement studio to be installed ??? Am I seeing my instance name correctly ??
Any help would be great
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