In this tutorial, i will show you how to download and install Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Express Edition.
Download SQL Server
1- Start by downloading the SQL Server installer
2- In the Express edition column, click the
Download now button.
3- When the download is finished, click the SQL Server installer to start the installation.
4- Select Custom installation type.
5- Choose the location where you want to put SQL Server media and click Install.
6- Wait for the package download to complete.
Install SQL Server
After the package download is finished, the SQL Server center window will be launched.
New SQL Server stand-alone installation or add features to an existing installation option.
8- Read and accept the licence terms and click Next.
9- Verify that all global rules have a
Passed status and then click Next.
It is recommended to use Microsoft Update in order to get important updates for SQL Server.
9- Check the option if you want to get SQL Server updates and click Next.
10- If you get a Windows Firewall warning, turn off your firewall and click the Re-run button.
11- Check the instance features you want to install and choose the location where you want to install SQL Server.
12- Specify the name and ID for the inctance of SQL Server (you can keep the default instance).
13- Click Next.
14- Here you can configure the Database engine for SQL Server 2017
15- Accept and click Next.
16- Accept and click Next.
17- Wait for the installation to complete.
You are good to go.