Installing SQL 2012 on Sharepoint Server


  • Hello,

    I was wondering if someone would explain to me how SQL 2012 Express works with Sharepoint.

    I have installed Sharepoint 3.0 on a Windows Server 2008 R2 server. This has been working without issue. I have installed SQL Server 2012 Express and the default instance that come up is


    I try and login with this using Windows authentication but this does not work.

    I found online that because I have Sharepoint installed I have to login using 


    If I put this in the server name when I launch Management Studio, I can login and see the sharepoint databases.

    I have software which I need to create databases and write to these and one of these will be the new Blackberry Entreprise server but I cannot seem to connect to SQL when installing other software. When the software asked for the server name, nothing seems to work.

    In the past, the server instances have been [Servername]\SQLEXPRESS and I am wondering if Sharepoint is causing issue in some way.

    Some clarification would be helpful.

    Many thanks,


    Friday, March 09, 2012 5:04 PM