I'm not sure why you are doing all of this?
I think you have a point. I don't know, it's more like the principle really - the fact that I can connect using
localhost\SQLEXPRESS on my work computer and the fact that it is so difficult to achieve something so simple on my home machine, which has the same configuration. Anyway, I think I'll forget about this and use localDB (with this connection string
(localdb)\v11.0), providing that the only difference is the fact that I have to connect to it using a slightly different connection string, which isn't the end of the world after all.
@imti321: I still have the same problem, in that I can't connect to sqlexpress (I'm now downloading the data tools). As I said, nevermind, I can live with that as long as I can use localDB as I used SQLEXPRESS (same syntax except for the connection string)