In Helium, start the Database Management dialog (CTRL-D).

  1. Go to the Sql Server tab.
  2. Click New.  
  3. Type .\sqlexpress (a dot, a backslash and sqlexpress) in the Sql Server instance name box.  
  4. Leave Options at Windows authentication.  
  5. Type a database name (anyone you like) in the Database box.  
  6. Leave the Image cache folder option blank.  
  7. Press OK.  

A Sql Server database will now be created and after that Helium will restart and connect to the new database.


  • These instructions assume that you have installed SQL Server Express using the recommended settings in the Installing Sql Server Express help section.
  • Please note that Helium requires Sql Server (Express) 2012 or higher.