This section will demonstrate installing and configuring SQL Server 2008 R2 Express with SP1 x64 on a Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1 computer. The installation and configuration process is exactly the same for the standard and enterprise editions of SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 R2, and SQL Server 2012. Because SQL Server needs to be configured for Orion NPM further than a simple default installation, I will be installing the edition of SQL Server which includes the management tools.
The installation and configuration process for SQL Server is straightforward. The following is what we will be covering in this section: