Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express EditionMicrosoft SQL Server Express 2012 Installation Instructions

Background

Sentinel Visualizer uses data stored in industry standard, open, Microsoft SQL Server databases. Microsoft SQL Server can be hosted on a dedicated server in your organization or in a cloud host like Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services (AWS).

You can also install a free copy of Microsoft SQL Server Express on your PC. It is part of your product download. These are the installation instructions after you've downloaded SQL Server Express 2012.

System Requirements

Microsoft SQL Server Express 2012 comes in two versions:

  • 32-bit for the 32-bit versions of Windows 7 SP1, 8, or 10
  • 64-bit for the 64-bit version of Windows 7 SP1

If you have the 64-bit version of Windows 8 or later, you should install SQL Server Express 2016. Download that setup file and use the SQL Server Express 2016 installation instructions.

Instructions

These are the installation instructions after you download the Sentinel Visualizer SQL Server Express 2012 setup with your copy of Sentinel Visualizer.

The installation instructions are straight forward, and generally require pressing the [Next] button through each screen.

  1. After downloading the setup program, run it. The file self-extracts and begins the SQL Express setup process. Please be patient as the process may take a few minutes to start.
    Extracting files

  2. You may be prompted for an extract location. Use the default folder or specify an alternative.

  3. The first SQL Express setup screen is the License Terms. Check "I accept the license terms." and press [Next]:
    License Terms

  4. The Install Setup Files screen appears. Press [Next]:
    Initial Setup Files

  5. It may take a few minutes before the Feature Selection screen appears. Keep the default options and press [Next]:
    Feature Selection

  6. The Instance Configuration screen appears. Keep the default options and press [Next]:
    Instance Configuration

  7. The ServerConfigurationnscreen appears. Keep the default options and press [Next]:screen appears. Keep the default options and press [Next]:
    Server Configuration

  8. The Database Engine Configuration screen appears. Keep the default options and press [Next]: Do not change the password!
    Database Engine Configuration

  9. The Error Reporting screen appears. Select if you would like to send errors to Microsoft:
    Error Reporting

  10. The Installation Progress screen appears. This step may a while. Please be patient. Do not cancel this process:
    Installation Progress

  11. When finished, the Complete screen appears:
    Installation Completed
    Press [Close]. The installation of the Sentinel Visualizer instance of SQL Express is successful.

  12. Next, install Sentinel Visualizer to create and use local databases.

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