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Is the SQL Server Express memory and CPU limit per instance?

If I have 8GB of RAM in a server and I run 4 instances of SQL Server Express, will the total memory limit used by SQL Server be 1GB or 4GB? Would it be advisable to run multiple instances like this ...
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command or query to ping SQL server

I have 2 windows 7 machines on a very high security domain one acting as a server, the other as a client. Each box has a SQL Server Express 2005 database and application "A", however I'm only using ...
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user “sa” cannot connect to SQL Server Express 2008 R2

Goal: connect to SQL Server Express 2008 database using SQL Server authenticated account "sa", rather than my Windows authenticated account. When installing SQL Server 2008 Express, I took all ...
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SQL Server Express with 20000 databases won't start

I have a SQL Server Express instance with 20,000 databases (twenty thousand databases).. and the service won't start. I get error message 1053: The service did not respond to the start or ...
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Can I install sql server on Win XP machine with user profile on D drive?

Is it possible to install sql server on a windows xp machine where the user profiles are created on a non system root directory, that is, on D drive rather than C drive? I am trying to install SQL ...
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Login Failed for User

I have written a code in Visual Studio.NET and used data from SQL Server 2008. But after debugging, it says: Login failed for user 'sunny'. When I try to set the user as something else, it keeps ...
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linking databases for reporting

I am attempting to design a simple reporting feature for some financial market data. I have a few sets of data, and I am trying to figure out what will be the best way to organize the tables, in ...
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Using Service Broker internal to a single SQL Express instance?

I understand that SQL Express cannot send Service Broker messages to other instances without a Standard (or better) instance involved in the chain. But is it possible to use Service Broker to send ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 Express size

I have what I believe is SQL Server 2008 R2 Express installed on a production server. When I connect to it with SQL Server Management Studio it shows up as SQL Server 10.50.1600. If it is in fact SQL ...
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How To insert records in SqlExpress Database tables through sqlscript while installing setup?

I'm creating a database and all of my tables using SQL Server Express through SQL scripts. Now, I want to insert some records in tables like States (all states names), city (all city names). How ...
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SQL Server 2005 Tools makes SQL Server 2008 Express install fail

When I tried installing SQL Server 2008 Express, the install failed due to this line. How can I circumvent this, or fix the issue?
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Which edition of SQL Server express

I am looking to learn SQL server - specifically T-SQL programming, writing stored procedures etc and getting familiar. I had a look at the MS site to download SQL Server express, however it gives me ...
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Remove Database from SQL Management Studio Database List

I'm working with MS SQL Express 2008 and Visual Studio 2010. If you are attached to a local MDF file how do you remove it from the Databases list without deleting the file? The reason is to purge the ...
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Give permission to SQL Server Express database to Visual Studio MVC project? [closed]

(I am very familiar with MySQL but not SQL Server). On my dev machine is installed: SQL Server Express 2008 (Windows Authentication) SQL Server Management Studio Visual Studio 2010 (with ASP .NET ...
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SQL Server equivalent to MySQL UNIQUE index?

In MySQL (5.1) I am able to create a Index on a field that is type UNIQUE. This ensures that the field contains only unique items. Is there something equivalent to that feature in SQL Server 2008? ...
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Requirement of SQL Server 2008

The software I am installing requires SQL Server 2008. I have SQL Server 2008 R2 Express Version. I am having problem in the setup and finally I am arriving on the conclusion that my SQL Express can ...
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Transaction independent writes inside a trigger

I am using sql express 2008 r2 express edition. Is it possible to do writes inside a trigger independent from the the transaction of the statement which causes the trigger to fire? I have triggers ...
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Install SQL Server 2008 Express on same machine as normal SQL Server 2008 install?

When setting up a server, we installed SQL Server 2008. Now it turns out we don't need it, and we want to use the free Express version instead. Ideally without much interruption to things using the ...
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Remove an instance of “SQL Server 2008 R2” after reinstalling “SQL Server 2008”

I have installed "SQL Server 2008 R2" with an instance name "SQLEXPRESS". Then I found out it cannot restore from my older "SQL server 2008" backup files . So I uninstalled SQL Server 2008 R2 and ...
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After I replaced master mdf/ldf files, can no longer log in

Today I couldn't start SQL Server process anymore. Reason: The log scan number (213:18:1) passed to log scan in database 'master' is not valid. This error may indicate data corruption or that the ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 Express - Runs at an average of 2-3% CPU, but gets stuck at 100% sometimes

Edit: Skip to the last paragraph for the summary-version! I am dealing with a SQL Server 2008 R2 Express installation. I have a fairly complex stored procedure. Depending upon the inputs, it may ...
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SHRINK FILE works with SA but not as a normal user

My problem is that when I try to shrink the Log it works when I am logged in as SA but when I log in as a "normal" USER it does not shrink the log. (SQL Express 2008r2) I have tried to find a answer ...
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Do SQL Server Express Editions support CLR procedures?

Do SQL Server Express Editions (2005, and 2008) have support for installing, enabling and running CLR Stored procedures and functions.
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Table not shown up on Linked Server

I have a machine which have 2 SQLServer instances WINXP-PRO\SQLSERVER2000 (SQL Server 2000) WINXP-PRO\SQLEXPRESS (SQL Server 2005 Express Edition). In \SQLEXPRESS, I have database wavinet2 and ...
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How to install SQL Server Management Console in 2008 Express Version?

I started a dozen attempts to install the SQL Server Management Studio for the 2008 Express Version of SQL Server. What i use: Windows Vista 2007 SP 2 What i did: a) I downloaded the install file ...
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Removing Instances and SQL Server Express edition and going to Standard/Developer/Enterprise

I would like to move from SQL Server 2008 R2 Express to SQL Server 2008 R2 Developer or Enterprise. I just noticed that I have the following services running: SQL Server (MSSQLSERVER) SQL Server ...
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SQL Server 2008 Full Text Index Never Seems to Complete

Our website has a SQL Server 2008 R2 Express Edition database with full-text indexing for our website search. Each time a new record is added or updated in one of the indexed tables, the indexing ...
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sql server express admin tool portable/web

Is there a way to manage sql server express db, remotly, without installing a software. As a portable apps or a web admin (like phpmyadmin)
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sql server express install administration

is there a way to install sql server express without administration right? Is there a portable version? tank you (I need to test sql server on my computer before using the server but I dont have ...
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MySQL vs SQL Server Express (Compare Free DBMS)

I am searching for a comparison table between MySQL and SQL Server Express. Comparisons should include... Usage limit Tools (management/dev/backup/monitoring/...) "simultaneous connection" It's ...
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datatypes in sql server , difference between similar dataypes, numeric, money , decimal ,float

What datatypes could be given to this value --> 45.58 Could these be given: numeric money decimal float What's the difference then? Which one would be the best to use?
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Howto use Windows Authentication with SQL Server 2008 Express on a workgroup network?

I have two computers running SQL Server 2008 Express: c01 and c02, I setup both for remote connection using windows authentication. Worked fine for c02 but not for c01. This is the error message I'm ...