In this SQL Server tutorial, you will learn how to install SQL Server 2022 Express Edition step by step on your computer.
You understand the step-by-step process to install SQL Server 2022 Express Edition. You will see how to select the specific feature for SQL Server. Also, how to configure the SQL Server instance and database engine.
Finally, you will learn how to connect to SQL Server 2022 Express Edition.
Install SQL Server 2022 Express Edition
To install SQL Server 2022 Express Edition, first download the SQL Server 2022 installer file from the Microsoft website, as shown in the picture below.
After downloading, go to your folder where you have saved the SQL Server 2022 file and open it; after opening, select an installation type as Custom, as shown in the screenshot below.
Then select the downloading and installation location for SQL Server 2022 Express Edition and click on the Install button as shown in the picture below.
After that, a window appears showing the Downloading install package, so wait for a while until the complete download, as shown in the below picture.
After completing the downloading, a wizard SQL Server Installation Center appears that shows different SQL Server tools for installation. So here, select the first option, New SQL Server stand-alone installation, or add features to an existing installation.
After that, it automatically sets up the Global Rules; if any error occurs, then it shows that error. If everything is ok, click on the Next button.
In the next window, check the option Use the Microsoft Update to check for updates (recommended) and click on the Next button as shown below.
Then Install Rules wizard appears, so simply click on the Next button if there is no error.
After that, accept the License Terms and click on the accept button as shown below.
Then in the next wizard, uncheck the Azure Extension for SQL Server and click on the Next button.
After clicking on the Next button, a wizard appears to Select the Express features to install.
So here, select the SQL Server Express components that you want to install from the features section and choose the instance root directory, then click on the Next button as shown below.
Next wizard appears for instance configuration. so select default instance or named instance where you can specify your own name, for instance. Here, choose the named instance and click on the Next button.
Then the wizard appears for server configuration, so here, keep everything default and click on the Next button as shown below.
Next, a window appears for Database Engine Configuration, so choose the option Mixed Mode, and you can add the user by clicking on the Add Current User, then click on the Next button to continue.
The next screen shows the current installation progress, so wait until the complete installation.
The next window shows the installed features, which means SQL Server 2022 Express Edition has been installed successfully; simply click on the Close button.
To verify the installation or connect to SQL Server 2022 Express Edition, use the below syntax.
sqlcmd -S server_name\instance_name
- sqlcmd: This is the command to connect to SQL Server 2022
- -S: It represents the server option, you use this option to specify that you want to connect to the specific server instance.
- server_name\instance_name: Server name is the hostname or IP address of the server where SQL Server is installed, and instance name is the name of SQL Server instance which SQLEXPRESS by default.
So run the below command in your command prompt to connect to the SQL Server 2022 Express Edition.
sqlcmd -S MSI\SQLEXPRESS
Using the above query, you will connect to the SQL Server instance named SQLEXPRESS on a server with the hostname MSI.
If you see something like this 1> in your command prompt it means you are connected to the SQL Server 2022 Express Edition.
This is how to install SQL Server 2022 Express Edition on your computer.
In this SQL Server tutorial, you learned how to install SQL Server 2022 Express Edition. Also, learn how to configure SQL Server instances. Ultimately, you learned how to connect to an SQL Server instance through the command line.
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