Note: before you attempt the following, make sure you have created a database in Control Panel using the MS SQL 2008 tool. Required applications: Visual Web Developer 2008 or Visual Studio 2008, and SQL Server 2008 Express (see: http://www.microsoft.com/express/product/default.aspx for downloads). Open Visual Web Developer Express 2008 Open Database Explorer (View -> Database Explorer) (in Visual Studio 2008 you will open "Server Explorer"). The Database Explorer should show up on the right side of the IDE. Right click Data Connections and select Add Connection. Enter the Server Name in the first text box (type the name of your local SQL Server). Type the name of the database in the database name field and click "OK." In Database Explorer you will see your local database. Right click on it and choose Publish to Provider. To generate the script that will create the backup of your database follow the steps listed below. Click "Next" on the welcome screen of Publishing Wizard. Insure that your database is selected, check Script all objects in the selected database and click "Next." Choose the Script to file option and type the name of the script you will be generating. Click Next. Leave the default Publishing Options and click "Next." Click Finish. To run the script that will publish your database to our SQL 2008 Server you will use SQL Server Management Studio Express or SQL Server 2008. Follow the steps below to publish the database to the Winhost SQL 2008 Server: Open your database in SQL Server Management Studio 2008. Click File/Open/File and navigate to the SQL script you just created from your SQL Server. Type the SQL server name provided for you in Control Panel under Site Info Manager/MS SQL 2008/Manage. Choose SQL Server Authentication in the "Authentication" drop down box. Input your database login and password from Control Panel (see #3). Once the script is opened, navigate to the very top of the page and type: USE [database name] (without the brackets) GO Click the "Execute" button.