Installing and configuring SQL Server Express 2014

1- Download SQLServer 2014

You can download   SQLServer Express 2014, including visual tools, at:
You can see there are many packages for selection:
Package Include
This is SQLServer software.
Visual tools (SQL Management Studio)


WT = With Tools
SQLServer software + SQL Management Studio
ADV = Advanced
SQLServer software + SQL Management Studio + Advanced tools
In this document, I instruct you to install the fullest package:
  • SQLEXPRADV_x64_ENU.exe
  • SQLEXPRADV_x32_ENU.exe
You download one of two above files. It depends on whether your computer's operating system is 32 bit or 64 bit.
After successful download:

2- Install

Select all:
Select: Named Instance
Next you select  "Mix Mode" mode that allows you to log in SQL server in two ways:
  1. Using Username/password of windows.
  2. Using username/password of SQLServer
Wait until the installation is complete. And start your computer.

3- Configuring SQL Server

It is important that this configuration allows you to connect to this database from another computer on the LAN.
Access to function:
  • SQL Server Configuration Management
This function allows you to configure so that from another computer you can access to  SQL Server through IP or Server name.
You need to start service: SQL Server Browser. Right-click it and select Properties.
Switch service mode to Automatic start.
Then click Start to start the service.
Next, turn  TPC/IP on and allow other computers to connect with SQL through IP.
Similarly, Enabled: Named Pipes, allowing other computers to connect to SQL Server via the Server name.
Next, ensure that your  SQL Server is running under the  Network Service mode.
After configuration is complete, restart the SQL Server service.

4- Using SQL Server Management Studio

When you connect with  SQL Server on a local computer, you can use the dot to represent the computer name.
This is a picture after you log into SQL Server Management Studio.
We create a database named mytestdb.
Create table My_Table  (
  ID int primary key,
  Name Varchar(32)

Insert into My_Table(Id,Name)
values (1 , 'Tom Cat');

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