Tutorial: Getting Started with the Database Engine

Welcome to the Getting Started with the Database Engine tutorial. This tutorial is intended for users who are new to SQL ServerĀ and who have installed SQL Server or SQL Server Express. This brief tutorial helps you get started using the Database Engine.

What You Will Learn

This tutorial shows you how to connect to the Database Engine using SQL Server Management Studio on both the local computer and from another computer.

This tutorial is divided into two lessons:


This tutorial has no knowledge prerequisites.

Your system must have the following installed to use this tutorial:

  • SQL Server Management Studio. Management Studio can be installed by running SQL Server setup or by downloading and installing from Microsoft Download Center.

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