Hi: I'm running Sql Server Express OK. What seems to be the problem with it? Is it running when you look in the ControlPanel>Admin Services list for local services? I also have the dFree downloaded Administration Studio but have not heard of a Web Based version, if you have a url I'll look at it or thry and Google something. I use VWD and Vb.net Express with Sql Server Express and had no problems so far. What can you tell so far about the status of Sql Server Express on your machine? It needs to be running before you can use it. I think you can have it set to automatically start when the computer is booted from the Control Panel> Admin Tools > Local Services but I've not looked at it in some time. I guess the first thing is to figure out if you have a good Download and Install and that Sql Server is running so let me know if you can check that out or I'll figure out how to do it if you need help. After that it should be simple enough to build a test DataBase using Vb.net, the Admin Tools or something else. Rick Farmington Mich. USA ----- Original Message ----- From: vertual To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2007 10:57 AM Subject: SQL and Microsoft SQL express Hi there. This is directed to all of the database gooroows out there. I cant actually figure out how to get sql running, so i was wondering, has anyone else had it working? i obtained the admin web interface to control sql via a web interface. I am not a commandline kind of person you see, and where ever possible use gui applications. Also, has anyone ever used microsoft sql express? i have a coppy on here, but cant figure it out, i have looked at the help and it's not exactly clear. As a note to the php admin interface, anyone got it to run? i havn't, even though i have php installed on a web server here. Kind regards: Jamie.