Hi all,
Need to get this thing running.

Need to develop in VB6 and hook up the back end to sql server express.

VB6 and sql server express are installed locally.

Please tell me how to do this to get it up and running.

It is urgent.

thanks,
b

Your question is too much theoritical to explain over here. It is beyond the scope of this discussion to expalin all that here. Please go through some good book for the same. You can easily find all that by little web searching. I'd suggest you have a look around the web for tutorials. You see, we're not really much of a tutorial or "getting started" site. We're more geared toward helping developers who run into bugs in their code.