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Install SQL Server Express for XIA Configuration

This support article is for users wishing to install XIA Configuration Server, but who do not have an existing SQL Server.
IMPORTANT: Cancel and close the XIA Configuration Server installer if it is open.
  • Download and run the SQL Server 2017 Express Edition installer.
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  • When prompted, select Basic.
    Screenshot of step 1

  • Read and Accept the license terms.
    Screenshot of step 2

  • Confirm the install location and click Install.
    Screenshot of step 3
  • Once the installation is complete, we recommend installing SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) to help administer SQL.

  • Run the XIA Configuration Server installer and, at the Database Settings step, confirm the SQL Instance Name (local)\SQLEXPRESS.
    Screenshot of the XIA Configuration Server installer database settings

Installing on Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7

SQL Server 2017 Express is not supported on Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7.

Please download and install SQL Express 2014:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=42299


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