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    Installing SQL Server 2008

    Hey,

    I have downloaded SQL Server from Microsoft.

    Now, i am on Vista, i was given the option to download x64 and x84, i chose x84..

    I am having problems however when it comes to the Server Configuration Service Accounts page. What exactly do i need to do on this page? I have tried entering a username and password and then get weird errors, see screengrab below.

    I already have VS 2008 installed, just need SQL Server 2008 but for some reason it seems really complicated to do.. I need to use a SQL Server datbases asap as i am developing a CMS and without a database i cant really do anything..

    How can i fix this problem? Also do i need to install management studio to manage my database?

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    Hey,

    Can anyone help with this problem?


    Regards

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy_111 View Post
    Now, i am on Vista, i was given the option to download x64 and x84, i chose x84..
    Sorry, i meant x86...

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    Use one of the builtin accounts (eg not--mypc/billy).

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    Yea, installing sql 2008 is quite a bit of a mission. Mine did not work with built in accounts for some reason, I had to create a new user just for this purpose, which worked fine. But I was also installing the beta version of sql, so things could have changed since then

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    Thanks guys,

    Thats worked perfectly. As i have never used SQL Server as a database before, do you know of any tutorials i can have a look at, helping me understand how to insert tables, and add incrementing values etc..

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    Hi, billy.
    In my opinion, you can refer to article -- How to: Install SQL Server 2008 (Setup) on msdn, and you can get it easily with google.
    I believe it will be helpful.
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