This installation guide includes instructions on how to set up and upgrade a database server and geodatabases.
- Install Microsoft SQL Server Express and authorize it to store workgroup geodatabases
- Configure ArcMap to connect to the database server
- Create a geodatabase
- Upgrade SQL Server Express
- Upgrade geodatabases
- Update workgroup license keys
Use the last released version of ArcMap to connect to and administer a database server, create a workgroup geodatabase, or upgrade a geodatabase on a database server. You can register with and publish to newer ArcGIS Server releases.