Help setting up sql management studio on localserver
I just installed windows 7 and sql server management express 2012. When I get to login page I keep getting an error when I try to connect. I tried MSSQLSERVER, localhost, (localhost) but I keep getting the error in image below.
How do I log into my local server and I do have xampp with apache and mysql running
Do you really have SQLExpress installed? Or did you confuse the management platform as Old Pedant mentioned? Right click MyComputer -> Manage
then expand the "services and Applications"
If you do not have "SQL Server Configuration Manager" then you do not have MsSQLExpress or any other MSDN SQL engine. If you DO have it, then let us know- and we can move forward getting you connected.
click on SQL Server Services, right click SQL Server (SQLEXPRESS) and then start. You can also configure properties and make it start auto so it will start when machine starts. As you can see in mine I have my express version stopped and set to manual, whereas my actual sql server engine is auto (I use it almost every day)