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How to login to your MS SQL Server through SQL Server Managment Studio Express

You can connect to a SQL Server 2005/2008 database using SQL Server Management Studio Express Edition.

(this download is available free at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=22985)


Step 1:


Open up SQL Server Management Server Studio and click “Registered Servers”


Step 2:



Right click “Database Engine’, go to “New”, then click “Server Registration”



Step 3:


  1. Enter your server name (found in your control panel. If you do not have, here is a KB article on how to create one and where to find your Server name: SQL Database ), and change the Authentication type to “SQL Server Authentication”.
  2. Enter your Login and password, and click “Save”.
  3. Your new server will now show in the list of Sql Servers.





Step 4:


Right click your Server in the list, go to “Select”, and click “Object Explorer”


Step 5:


  1. Enter your database user name and password
  2. Click “Connect”


Step 6:


  1. Now you have access to your Server just as if it were right on your local machine
  2. Click on “Databases” and it will show a list of available databases


Step 7:


Make changes to your database as if it were a local database.



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Content retrieved from: https://support.appliedi.net/kb/a293/how-to-login-to-your-ms-sql-server-through-sql-server-managment-studio-express.aspx.

Updated on November 11, 2019

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