I installed SQL Express 2008 about a week ago. Now I've just got round to trying to load up Management Studio but not able to get passed the login part. The Server name: was blank when I first started it. I've tried loads of different ways to Connect but
still not able to. I've also don't seem to have an SQL Service installed if that makes any difference. The error message is Cannot connect to (local). What a knight-mare!!
Choosing .\SQLEXPRESS for the Server name does not seem to make any difference !!
Please can someone help suggest how I can get logged in.
from a new SQL beginner.
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