How do I connect to a SQL Server 2005 Express Instance

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Microsoft provides a free version of its SQL Server 2005 software, known as the Express Edition.

When using WebWatchBot, you must specify the machine name of the SQL Server instance you would like to use to store historical and configuartion data.

The machine name, by default is: MACHINENAME\SQLEXPRESS

Additionally, there is a 15 character limit on the machine name. If the machine name exceeds 15 characters, only specify the first 15 characters.

For example, if the machine name is Windows2003StandardServer, you would specify a machine name of Windows2003Stan.