Putting together this guide for testing out hangfire to fill in some of the gaps I found through creating a greenfield hangfire application. Setting up a database to test with Since I don’t have a SQL Server running that I can just attach to. I’ll have to run through the initial set up of SQL Express Edition Navigate to the website: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/sql-server/sql-server-downloads Under the “Express” item at the bottom of the fold, hit the button “Download Now >” Run the installer Select “Basic” option Hit the “Accept” button without reading anything because I actually want to get some work done.