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Installing SQL Server Express


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with David Gassner

Video: Installing SQL Server Express

After you've downloaded the application installer for SQL Server in Tools, you'll be able to install SQL Server and the SQL Server Management console in one single installation. This is the screen you'll see when you first start up the setup application. The first step is to check your system configuration using the System Configuration Checker tool. Click the link. The System Configuration Checker looks for a set of conditions on your system and walks you through required steps to upgrade your system where necessary. Here's the results on my system. It checks consistency validation in the registry, looks for unsupported SQL server products and other features. Most specifically, check for the Windows PowerShell. This is a set of tools that are used by the installer. If they are not present, you'll need to download and install Windows PowerShell, which is a free download from the Microsoft website. If you see a failure indicated on this line, click the line, and follow the steps to go to the Microsoft website, download the PowerShell tool, and install it. If you see a combination of Passed and Warning indicators, you're ready to go to the next step. Click OK to continue. Now, go the installation by clicking the Installation link on the left. Then click New SQL Server Stand Alone Installation or Add Features to an Existing Installation. On my system, I don't have any SQL Server instances installed yet. If you do have SQL Server instances installed, your results will differ. On this screen, the SQL Server setup application checks for certain support rules. Once again, if you see any failures in the report, you'll need to follow the steps that are recommended to fix your system and get ready for the next setup step. If you see that the operation completed successfully, you can click OK.
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  1. 18m 44s
    1. Welcome
      1m 42s
    2. Prerequisites
      2m 21s
    3. Using the exercise files
      1m 32s
    4. Upgrading exercise file websites for ASP.NET 4.5 (NEW)
      2m 40s
    5. What's new in ASP.NET 4 (NEW)
      3m 48s
    6. What's new in ASP.NET 4.5 (NEW)
      3m 23s
    7. What's new in this course update (NEW)
      3m 18s
  2. 33m 34s
    1. Understanding how ASP.NET works
      5m 52s
    2. Installing Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2008
      3m 43s
    3. Installing Visual Studio Express 2012 for web (NEW)
      2m 12s
    4. Hello World: Creating your first ASP.NET web site
      4m 28s
    5. Creating pages with dynamic output
      7m 39s
    6. Understanding the development web server
      4m 49s
    7. Exploring the development environment
      4m 51s
  3. 40m 2s
    1. Understanding Microsoft SQL Server
      5m 47s
    2. Installing SQL Server Express
      6m 51s
    3. Exploring SQL Server Management Studio Basic
      4m 23s
    4. Creating a new database
      8m 51s
    5. Connecting to the database in ASP.NET
      5m 35s
    6. Testing SQL queries
      3m 53s
    7. Presenting a dataset in an ASP.NET page
      4m 42s
  4. 25m 31s
    1. Understanding ASP.NET web form pages
      5m 51s
    2. Separating presentation and logic with code files
      4m 17s
    3. Adding web form controls to a page
      5m 25s
    4. Handling postback data in a web form page
      5m 50s
    5. Using data binding expressions
      4m 8s
  5. 48m 37s
    1. Creating a testing environment
      4m 40s
    2. Declaring and using a simple variable
      6m 14s
    3. Declaring and using a complex object
      6m 16s
    4. Using loops
      6m 52s
    5. Using functions
      9m 25s
    6. Using trace statements
      4m 47s
    7. Debugging with breakpoints
      5m 45s
    8. Commenting code
      4m 38s
  6. 17m 43s
    1. Creating web controls
      5m 53s
    2. Registering a user control on a web form page
      3m 25s
    3. Registering controls globally in the web.config file
      3m 53s
    4. Adding public properties to a web control
      4m 32s
  7. 19m 7s
    1. Understanding Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
      5m 36s
    2. Attaching external CSS files
      3m 12s
    3. Defining a CSS selector
      6m 10s
    4. Using CSS class selectors in server controls
      4m 9s
  8. 30m 34s
    1. Presenting data with the GridView control
      5m 49s
    2. Controlling GridView paging and appearance
      5m 46s
    3. Editing data with the GridView control
      6m 57s
    4. Presenting data with the DataList control
      5m 42s
    5. Formatting data with binding expressions
      6m 20s
  9. 36m 46s
    1. Using the DetailsView control
      7m 33s
    2. Inserting data with the DetailsView control
      6m 36s
    3. Redirecting page requests
      9m 39s
    4. Creating an update page
      6m 20s
    5. Linking to update pages from the list page
      4m 3s
    6. Deleting database records
      2m 35s
  10. 22m 15s
    1. Customizing forms with item editing templates
      6m 7s
    2. Adding validator controls to a form
      6m 40s
    3. Controlling the validation error message display
      6m 24s
    4. Using the ValidationSummary control
      3m 4s
  11. 29m 49s
    1. Creating a query with joined tables
      8m 6s
    2. Replacing control style properties with CSS
      5m 50s
    3. Creating a CSS file for printing
      3m 14s
    4. Suppressing elements in printed web pages
      5m 47s
    5. Selecting data for a report
      6m 52s
  12. 11m 14s
    1. Understanding ViewState and managing postbacks
      4m 36s
    2. Using session variables
      6m 38s
  13. 20m 57s
    1. Turning on forms authentication
      1m 51s
    2. Creating a page to log in users
      4m 18s
    3. Creating a page to set up new users
      4m 6s
    4. Understanding the security database
      3m 27s
    5. Configuring security in the web.config file
      2m 59s
    6. Creating a page to log out users
      4m 16s
  14. 27m 56s
    1. Installing IIS on Windows XP
      6m 32s
    2. Installing ASP.NET 3.5 on Windows XP
      1m 39s
    3. Deploying a site on Windows XP
      5m 9s
    4. Installing Information Internet Services (IIS) on Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8
      1m 56s
    5. Configuring ASP.NET 3.5 on Windows Vista
      2m 15s
    6. Deploying an application on Windows Vista
      3m 29s
    7. Scripting a database for deployment
      3m 36s
    8. Exporting database scripts in SQL Server Management Studio 2012 (NEW)
      3m 20s
  15. 2m 0s
    1. Where to go from here
      2m 0s

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ASP.NET Essential Training
6h 24m Beginner Apr 28, 2009 Updated Feb 13, 2013

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Thousands of businesses have used Microsoft ASP.NET to build professional, dynamic websites. In this course, web developer David Gassner demonstrates the tools needed to build and deploy a dynamic site using ASP.NET 3.5 or 4.5. Covering everything from installing and configuring Visual Web Developer 2008 or Visual Studio Express 2012 for Web and SQL Server Express to creating web form pages, this course is designed to give beginning and intermediate developers hands-on experience.

Topics include:
  • Storing data with SQL Server
  • Using the GridView control to present and edit dynamic data
  • Creating a data entry system
  • Attaching external CSS files
  • Creating pages to log in and authenticate visitors
  • Installing Internet Information Services (IIS) on Windows XP and Windows Vista
  • Deploying an ASP.NET website on IIS
Subjects:
Developer Web Servers Programming Languages Web Development
Software:
ASP.NET
Author:
David Gassner

Installing SQL Server Express

After you've downloaded the application installer for SQL Server in Tools, you'll be able to install SQL Server and the SQL Server Management console in one single installation. This is the screen you'll see when you first start up the setup application. The first step is to check your system configuration using the System Configuration Checker tool. Click the link. The System Configuration Checker looks for a set of conditions on your system and walks you through required steps to upgrade your system where necessary. Here's the results on my system. It checks consistency validation in the registry, looks for unsupported SQL server products and other features. Most specifically, check for the Windows PowerShell. This is a set of tools that are used by the installer. If they are not present, you'll need to download and install Windows PowerShell, which is a free download from the Microsoft website. If you see a failure indicated on this line, click the line, and follow the steps to go to the Microsoft website, download the PowerShell tool, and install it. If you see a combination of Passed and Warning indicators, you're ready to go to the next step. Click OK to continue. Now, go the installation by clicking the Installation link on the left. Then click New SQL Server Stand Alone Installation or Add Features to an Existing Installation. On my system, I don't have any SQL Server instances installed yet. If you do have SQL Server instances installed, your results will differ. On this screen, the SQL Server setup application checks for certain support rules. Once again, if you see any failures in the report, you'll need to follow the steps that are recommended to fix your system and get ready for the next setup step. If you see that the operation completed successfully, you can click OK.

In the next step, the setup application installs setup support files: components that are required for SQL Server Setup. Assuming you don't see any failure indicators, click the Install button. It takes a few moments to install the setup support files. After that step is completed, you are now ready to actually install SQL Server and the supporting tools. Once again, the setup application runs a few tests, and if you see any failures, click the links and follow the recommended steps. If you see a combination of Passed and Warning messages, click the Next button. Then indicate that you're going to be installing a free edition of SQL Server. Click Next again. Review the license terms, and if you accept them, click the appropriate option and click Next. On this screen, you indicate which SQL Server features you want to install. You must install the Database Engine Services and the SQL Server Management Tools labeled Basic in order to follow the tutorials in the rest of the video series. The SQL Client Connectivity SDK may be disabled. But if it is enabled, you can select it if you want to do advanced SQL Server programming. SQL Server replication is optional for this tutorial, but I recommend selecting it, and then once again click Next. On the Instance Configuration screen, you indicate the named instance of SQL Server that you want to install. The default name is simply SQL Express. Accept the named instance of SQL Express and the instance ID of the same name, and accept the default root directory. Notice that SQL Server will be installed in a directory named MSSQL10.SQLexpress, and click Next. On the Disk Space Requirements screen, you'll see an indication of how much disk space is required and how much is available on your disk. Make sure that you have adequate space before you continue. Now click Next. On this screen your going to indicate the account that's going to be used for each SQL Server. Click the down arrow to select an account name and select NT Authority/System. The complete string may differ depending on whether your working on Windows Vista or Windows XP, but definitely select the system account. You shouldn't need to provide a password at this point. The SQL Server browser should use the same account Name. Click Next. Now indicate the Authentication Mode. By default, you use the Windows Authentication Mode, meaning that you're authenticating based on your membership in the Windows Security framework. Instead you're going to select Mixed Mode, which means that you're going to allow both Windows authentication and SQL Server authentication, where you log into SQL Server using a username and password. The SQL Server system administrator account has an automatic name of SA, for system administrator.

You'll need to enter a password at this point. And the setup application wants you to use a strong password that consists of both letters and numbers. I'm going to use a password that's easy to remember, a password 123. I recommend that you use the same sort of password for your local system development, but make sure you use a stronger password that includes special characters and a mixture of upper- and lowercase characters on an actual production installation of SQL Server. I'm going to click Add Current User. I'm logged in as a user named aspnetesst, for essential training, on my machine. This Windows user will have unrestricted access to the SQL Server database engine and all of the databases that are installed in it.

Now click Next. Select options as you like for usage and error reporting to Microsoft. I'm going to leave those options turned off, and click Next again. Next, the set up application determines if the installation process is going to be blocked in any way. Assuming that you get a Passed on all of the tests, you're ready to click Next one more time. Check the summary of all of the installation options that you've selected. And then finally, click Install to start the installation process. You should now be able to walk away from your computer and allow the installation process to complete. When it's complete, SQL Server and the SQL Server Administrator, the basic version, will have been installed, and you should be able to set up the database for the first time. If you have any problems with the installation process, check the tech support options on the Microsoft website for SQL Server Express installation.

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Q: When trying to create a new database, after pasting the text into the SQL Management Suite and executing the query, the database is not created and the following message appears: 

Database 'mybookstore' does not exist. Make sure that the name is entered correctly

What is causing this error?
A: The database must be explicitly created before the script is run. Start by right-clicking on the Databases item in the left panel, then follow the prompts to create the database. Then retry the query.
Q: I am running into problems installing the latest version of ASP.NET. Has the installation procedure changed since this tutorial was recorded?
A: The installation process for the newest version of ASP.NET and its associated tools is a little different than in ASP.NET 3.5, which was used to record this course. You can download Microsoft Web Platform Installer 2.0 from:
<a href="http://www.microsoft.com/web/downloads/platform.aspx" target="blank">http://www.microsoft.com/web/downloads/platform.aspx</a>
Microsoft Web Platform Installer 2.0 includes everything you need:
ASP.NET 4?
Visual Web Developer 2010?
SQL Server Express
You must have one of the following operating systems:
Windows 7?
Windows Vista?
Windows Vista SP1?
Windows XP SP2+?
Windows Server 2003 SP1+?
Windows Server 2008?
Windows Server 2008 R2
You must have administrator privileges on your computer to run the Web Platform Installer.
Q: This course was updated on 2/13/2013. What changed?
A: Since this course was recorded, Microsoft has released both ASP.NET 4.5, the latest version of the server-side web application server, and Visual Studio Express 2012 for Web (the successor product to Visual Web Developer). Both have been adapted to work on Windows 8. There will be some visual changes and some functional changes, but most of the server-side code shown in the course is the same. This update provides a map for those working with the latest software so they can navigate their way through the course.

In particular, we added <em>What's new</em> movies for both ASP.NET 4 and 4.5, a movie explaining the significance of the update, a movie on installing SQL Server Express 2012, and one on exporting database scripts in SQL Server Management Studio 2012, as well as updates to visuals throughout the course.
Q: In the chapter on user authentication, an authentication error results when I try to use the Login component or register a new user. How do I fix this?
A: This is a known error that can occur when using the original release of Visual Studio 2012 Express for Web. Update your copy of Visual Studio for Web to at least maintenance release 1, and then try the exercise again.
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