Tutorial: Getting Started with the Database Engine
Applies to: SQL Server (all supported versions) Azure SQL Database
Welcome to the Getting Started with the Database Engine tutorial. This tutorial is intended for users who are new to SQL Server 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:
Lesson 1: Connecting to the Database Engine
In this lesson, you will learn how to connect to the Database Engine and enable additional people to connect.
Lesson 2: Connecting from Another Computer
In this lesson, you will learn how to connect to the Database Engine from a second computer, including enabling protocols, configuring ports, and configuring firewall settings.
This tutorial has no knowledge prerequisites.
Your system must have the following installed to use this tutorial:
- SQL Server Management Studio. To install Management Studio, see Download SQL Server Management Studio.