We've got an MS SQL Server .bak file that contains a data dump from a client's website. We need to open it up and get the data out....but this is where the difficulty lies. I've installed SQL Server 2008 (trial) and set up a server, and installed SQL Server Management Studio Express 2005 (following these instructions), but Management Studio cannot see the server at all. I then tried to install SQL Server Management Studio Express 2008 but all it does is dump me at the SQL Server Installation Centre. I'm really confused about this...I barely even know what SQL is so any help would be much appreciated. All we want is the data from the backup file, nothing else. Any ideas?