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I have installed SQL Server 2008 Express, as I just want to create a few tables and run queries against them. After installing I am a little unstuck. I have an "instance" running, but I am not sure how to proceed and see the GUI where I can create tables/run queries?

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Start SQL Server Management Studio and connect to the local database. Then you can create a database and it's tables via the menus or via SQL commands.

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