This steps will guide you to install SQL Server 2012 Express edition, code name “Denali”. The express edition is free version of SQL Server 2012 and is available for download from Microsoft site. Download the installer and run. Step 1: The installer will create a temporary folder in your C drive to extract the files required by the installation. Step 2: Once the extraction is completed, you will be presented with this welcome page. On left hand side of the application contains different tab links to choose your desired installation required. When you click on the “Options” tab link you will be able to see where the installer is located and what version x86 / x64 it is currently going to install. As we are installing the SQL Server 2012 fresh, click on “New SQL Server stand-alone installation and add features to an existing installation”, this will start configuring the process » Read more