For the database novice, getting started with SQL Server 2005 Express can be a challenge. You know that the real work begins after the database is installed and running, but sometimes, just getting all of the prerequisites out of the way can make installing the database more difficult than you might expect. To help you get going, Microsoft included 17 common how-tos in the SQL Server documentation. These how-to articles cover topics from installation to enabling network access and setting up replication. You can find the how-tos by opening SQL Server Express Books Online (BOL), selecting the Contents tab, and opening the How-To folder.