I got this working.
A full re-install and followed these instructions did the trick. http://www.symantec.com/connect/arti...r-2008-express
"Miro" <miro@newsgroup> wrote in message
> I just had to do a full re-install on a new machine.
> The new machine is windows 7.
> I am having problems trying to install sql express 2008
> Here are my steps i did.
> I installed Visual Studio 2008
> Installed VS2008 sp1
> Then uninstalled anything that said "SQL" ( because it was all for the
> 2005 version ).
> Then I went and downloaded the SQL Express 2008 and installed.
> It then installed SQL Express 2008 sp1.
> Now, when I go to the Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio I dont have a
> server installed.
> I go into Server Configuration Manager and under the 'sql server services'
> there is absolutly nothing there.
> Is there something I still need to setup / or a walk through I can watch /
> read to install this properly?