Originally Posted by SEP
This should be it should it not?
If you'd like to install BES on a single machine with SQL 2005, here's the way I'd do it:
Install Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services (for the server and admin tools in one shot). During the SQL install, choose advanced options and set the default SQL instance to not
be a named instance. This will allow you to refer to your SQL server as just the hostname. I'm not sure offhand, but I think it'll also default the SQL connection port 1433 instead of a dynamic port.
When the SQL install finishes, run the Surface Area Configuration tool from the Start menu and Click on Add New Administrator. Add a user in the upper-right corner (like domain\besadmin or something), select the SysAdmin role from the left, move it to the right, and hit OK. No need to reboot.
Start your BES install and choose SQL and remote
SQL. Fill in the rest of your stuff, reboot, etc.
On reboot, when prompted for the SQL info, enter the hostname of the BES machine (since that's where SQL's running, right?) and Windows authentication. You're basically pointing the BES isntaller back at itself, if you look at a certain way... You should see the installer pause for a while as it searches for the BESMgmt database and then prompt you to create a new BESMgmt db.
Apologies if this has already been covered elsewhere...