Access SQL Server Express 2008 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm installing an application that requires a SQL Server database.  I'm running windows 8. There are not any MS Office applications installed (I have not installed any software nor activated any applications that came w/ the laptop (new) beyond what was pre-loaded and running at the time of purchase).  At this point in time my primary goal is to get the software (WA CardioPerfect ver 6.1.4) up and running.  The database is not going to be shared or linked with any other computers or on any networks.  

    I was told that the free download Access SQL Server 2008 from the MS download site will meet my needs.  If this is correct then can someone tell me:

    Which download will best meet my needs (Access SQL Server Express 2008? w/ tools?etc)

    What other applications are required in order to get the SQL Server installed/running (if any)?

    Are there any issues that I should be aware of?

    I realize that the MS download site does give instructions/info on what is required to successfully install the download including prerequisites.  But, since it is my first time, I figured that would ask the experts prior. 

    If I'm taking the wrong approach, then please advise.

    Thank You in advance

    Saturday, April 13, 2013 8:26 PM