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SQL 2008 Express is a free download, available from Microsoft. This article will guide you through the process of acquiring, installing and
configuring SQL Server 2008 Express so that you can use it with Kennel Connection. SQL Express 2008 comes in both 32 bit and 64 bit
versions. Select the version that matches the operating system of the computer you are installing it on.

The SQL Server database version of Kennel Connection will provide additional speed to not only the server, but also to your workstations,
sometimes by as much as 100%. However, the speed is only contingent upon the speed and power of the computer it is running on. If Kennel
Connection is sluggish, and your current database file, wkennel.mdb, exceeds 100 Mb after compact and repair by the backup utility, then it may
be time to consider migrating to the SQL Server version.

IMPORTANT! 
Please do not attempt the SQL Server migration after hours. SQL Server migration
assistance MUST be scheduled. After hours technical support is not available for SQL Server
migrations unless it is previously scheduled.

Although we have taken every step possible to ensure the ease of the transition of your database
from Microsoft Access to SQL Server, due to the technical nature of the SQL Server software
installation and database migration and the myriad of complications that can arise from the
various operating systems, you may require assistance. The on-call technician will be unable to
provide the assistance that you may require.

Final configuration of SQL Server and the migration of your database assistance is available at
no charge during our regular business hours. If you require assistance downloading and installing
the SQL Server software, our hourly rate of $95 per hour does apply, and will need to be
scheduled.

System Requirements

·         Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2; Windows Server 2008; Windows Vista; Windows Vista
Service Pack 1; Windows 7; Windows XP Service Pack 3.
·         32-Bit Systems: Computer with Intel or compatible 1GHz or faster processor (2 GHz or faster is recommended. Only a single
processor is supported)
·         64-Bit Systems: 1.4 GHz or higher processor (2 GHz or faster is recommended. Only a single processor is supported)
·         RAM: Minimum of 256 MB of RAM (1 GB or more is recommended)
·         Hard disk: 1 GB of free hard disk space

Download SQL Server 2008 Express

First, download SQL Server 2008 Express. You can either download SQL Server 2008 Express without any management tools (61 MB) from
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9314315 or you can download SQL Server 2008 Express with management tools (219 MB) from
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9394725 ... It is recommended that you install "SQL Server 2008 Express with Tools," as it adds the ablility to
troubleshoot your SQL Server installation if anything ever goes wrong.

Install SQL Server 2008 Express

SQL Server 2008 Express requires .NET Framework 3.5 SP1, if your server does not have .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 you will need to download
.NET Framework 3.5 SP1 and install it on your server. You can download .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 from http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?
LinkId=120550 if your installation says it is required.

SQL Server 2008 Express requires Windows Installer 4.5, if your computer does not have Windows Installer 4.5 you will need to download
Windows Installer 4.5 and install it. You can download Windows Installer 4.5 from http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=123422 if your
installation says it is required.

SQL Server 2008 Express requires Windows PowerShell 1.0, if your computer does not have Windows PowerShell 1.0 you will need to download
Windows PowerShell 1.0 and install it. You can download Windows PowerShell 1.0 from http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=120552 if your
installation says it is required.

When you are ready to install SQL 2008 Express, follow these steps:

1. Run SQLEXPRWT_x86_ENU.EXE (32 bit version), or SQLEXPRWT_x64_ENU.EXE (64 bit version) to install SQL 2008 Express.
2. At the "SQL Server Installation Center", choose "System Configuration Checker" to make sure you are ready to install SQL 2008 Express

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3. When the "System Configuration Checker" has validated that you are ready to install SQL 2008 Express, return to the "SQL Server
Installation Center" and click on Installation.

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4. Select "New SQL Server stand-alone installation or add features to an existing installation"

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5. A setup support check will run. Make sure there are no errors or warnings, press OK.
6. The "SQL Server 2008" Setup will now appear, on the Product Key page, click Next.
7. Check the box "I accept the license terms" and click Next.
8. Click "Install" to install the Setup Support Files.
9. When the Setup Support Files install is complete, click Next.
10. You will now be in the "Feature Selection" page. Select "Database Engine Services" and "Management Tools - Basic" and then click
Next.
11. In the "Instance Configuration" page, specify MSSQLSERVER in both the "Named instance" and "Instance ID" fields, this will force SQL
Server 2008 Express to install as the Default instance. If you want to install as a named instance, specify a name other than
MSSQLSERVER.

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12. Click Next twice.


13. You will now be in the "Server Configuration" page. Change the SQL Server Database Engine's Account Name to "NT
AUTHORITY\SYSTEM" and SQL Server Browser's Startup Type to Automatic, then click Next.

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14. On the Database Engine Configuration page, set the option to Mixed Mode (SQL Server authentication and Windows authentication).
When you choose Mixed Mode, you will need to enter and confirm a password for the SA account. Write down your password so that  you
remember it.
15. Before you can continue, you will need to specify the group(s) that you want to have unrestricted access to SQL Server. Click "Add..." and
select the group(s). I recommend that you at least add Administrators and the "Current User" (Service Account). When you are done here,
click Next three times, and then click Install.
16. When the installer completes, click Next and then Close.

Enable TCP/IP and Named Pipes  


With SQL 2008 Express is installed, configure the Network options, which are disabled by default.

1. In the Start Menu, open Programs > Microsoft SQL Server 2008 > Configuration Tools > SQL Server Configuration Manager
2. Expand "SQL Server Network Configuration" and select Protocols.
3. Enable TCP/IP by double clicking the TCP/IP item from the window on the right and changing the Enabled option from No to Yes. Click
OK. 
4. Enable Named Pipes by double clicking the Named Pipes item from the window on the right and changing the Enabled option from No to
Yes. Click OK.  
5. Expand "SQL Server Client Configuration" and select Client Protocols.
6. Enable TCP/IP by double clicking the TCP/IP item from the window on the right and changing the Enabled option from No to Yes. Click
OK. 
7. Enable Named Pipes by double clicking the Named Pipes item from the window on the right and changing the Enabled option from No to
Yes. Click OK.
8. Close the SQL Server Configuration Manager.

Enable the SQL Server Browser  


With SQL 2008 Express is installed, configure and start the SQL Browser, which is disabled by default.

1. In the Start Menu, open Programs > Microsoft SQL Server 2008 > Configuration Tools > SQL Server Configuration Manager
2. Click the "SQL Server Services" item in the left-hand pane.

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3. In the right-hand pane, double-click SQL Server Browser (or right-click it and choose Properties). 
4. Click the Service tab on the window that pops up.
5. Change the Start Mode to Automatic by selecting Automatic from the drop-down.  
6. Click the Logon tab and click the Start button to start the browser. Click OK to close this window and save your changes.
7. Close the SQL Server Configuration Manager.

Add Firewall Exceptions

If you have a software firewall installed on your server, you will need to add exceptions for the SQL Server and SQL Browser services. If you are
using Windows Firewall, do the following:

1. In your Control Panel, open the Windows Firewall applet.


2. Go to the Exceptions tab.
3. Click Add Program
4. Browse to and select "C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.10\MSSQL\Binn\sqlservr.exe"
5. Click OK.
6. Click Add Program
7. Browse to and select "C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlbrowser.exe"
8. Click OK and then click OK again.

If you are using a third-party software firewall, you will need to follow their instructions to add exceptions to sqlservr.exe and sqlbrowser.exe.

Restart the Services or Reboot the Server

When you have completed all of these steps, you will need to restart the SQL Server and SQL Browser services to complete the process. This is
best completed by rebooting your computers. 

Configure Kennel Connection and Migrate Your Data


Now that SQL Server is installed, you must now configure Kennel Connection to use the new database softtware, and migrate your data from the
current Microsoft Access database to a SQL Server database. Please follow this document to complete the configuration and migration. This
document is also located on the Utilities page in the Product Support Center, in the SQL Server section. WARNING! The migration process can
take anywhere from ten minutes to 20 hours, depending on the speed of your computer, and, more importantly, the amount of data you have in
your database. While it may appear that the migration utility is not responding, this is not the case. Please do not interrupt it.

Reset your DSN


The Kennel Connection program needs to tell the report files which database to use, either Microsoft Access, or SQL Server. The System DSN
in your computer controls this. Please use this document to reset the System DSN to use the SQL Server database. IMPORTANT! This
procedure must be completed on ALL computers. This document is also located on the Utilities page in the Product Support Center, in the SQL
Server section.

Conclusion
This concludes the migration of your Kennel Connection database from Microsoft Access to SQL Server.

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