Hi this post is focused on installing SQL Express server ( which is a free distrubation from Microsoft) customised for Installing Microsoft System Center Confiruration Manager.
The first step you need before installing the SCCM product is to get the My SQL 2008 Installed and running. However the installation is a little diffrent to be able to allow the SCCM to connect to SQL Database instance.
Once you launch the setup you will find it extracting all the required files then you will see the below screen chose the Install tab
Note I have install this on my C Drive, however its highly recommended to keep the SQL Database setup on a different partition.
In this screen you can see that Setup inspects all the required rules click <OK> Continue reading “Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 Express Installation for System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)”