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I know this is a wrong forum, but cant get help around.

I install sqlexpress on vista and other windows 7 machine to test.
I cant open management studio as the server name is blank.

I tried to write the server name as machinename\SQLEXPRESS - it does not work.
This has been going on for two days now, I even install SQLTookkit!

Nothing is working.

Any suggestions?
Posted 8-Dec-10 22:01pm
Updated 8-Dec-10 22:30pm
Dalek Dave433.3K
Dalek Dave 9-Dec-10 4:30am
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Solution 1

You could try to connect to:

And if that doesn't work:
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Solution 2

may be Sqlserver Services are not turn on your server.., if you are using same PC try with "localhost" or IP address to connect the Database..
Boipelo 9-Dec-10 4:15am
Thanks, the express didn't install service [SQL Serve (SQLEXPRESS)]
Dalek Dave 9-Dec-10 4:30am
Good answer!
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Solution 3

Thanks for the answers, the express did install service [SQL Server (SQLEXPRESS)]. Now I need to find out why, on my personal laptop I have this service on all these machine (work), the service does not install. I will google it and come back if I finf something, thanks once more.
Sandeep Mewara 9-Dec-10 9:12am
Not an answer.
Boipelo 13-Dec-10 7:51am
I find an answer. Their info help me to get started. I am sorted.

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