I'm running a SQL Server 2005 Express installation.
Now I notice that the SQL Server logs (under Management in Mgmt Studio Express) are
empty - no logs are in there, neither under Current, nor under the "archived".
Do I have to switch on logging explicitly??
(I'm logging on as "sa".)
The logs are there, but the event log viewer is not available in Mgmt Studio Express so you can't view them. You can open the log files using notepad or any other text viewer though. Unless you've changed their default location, the logs should be in the LOG folder of your SQL instance. Usually this is something like C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\LOG.