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How to Install the free SQL Server 2008 R2 Express
Posted by Diego Cousinet on 24 January 2011 01:57 PM

This document assumes you can already connect to your VPS with remote desktop.

There are a few pre-requisites to installing SQL Server 2008 R2 Express:

1) You must have ASP.NET 3.5SP1 - you can get this here: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=159615

2) You need the Windows Powershell, which comes as part of the 'Windows Management Framework', which you can find here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968929/en-us

3) Once you have these, you can grab SQL Server 2008 R2 Express from here: http://www.microsoft.com/express/Database/

 

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