Yes the FWF Ribbon works with SQL express (free no license required) on a SQL server (free no license required);
Accessing this link offers a listing of the supported OS versions for SQL Server 2017.
NOTE: Look at the section entitled "Principal Editions of SQL Server".
Further, there are 2 pieces to an initial installation of SQL:
a. SQL Server;
b. SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS);
Once operational, the SQL database is created using an application I can send you ina separate email.
The download link for the SQL Server 2017 Express edition is:
Download SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) at this link: