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SQL Server agent option in SQL Server Express

I am using SQL Server 2008 Express. I don't have SQL Server Agent option in it. How can I enable it? I have searched on internet, but couldn't find anything. Do I need to install anything?
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How to store lots of small text in a SQL Server database?

I have a table with a varchar(max) column that stores text ~4-10KB in size. Data is just being added - never modified, it is a log. My problem is that a table grows too large in size - I would like to ...
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Where's my missing Sql Server Express 2005 Database space? Size and space available dont add up to 4G?

I recently deleted some data from a table that was not needed and growing to too big a size with this query which provided to me by a support tech... declare @mdate datetime set ...
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Where is SQLCMD.EXE in SQL Server 2014 Express?

Using "SQLCMD.EXE" to back up my SQL Server Express databases for years I just discovered that after installing the 2014 version, I found no SQLCMD.EXE anymore. In previous versions it was located at ...
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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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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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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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SQL Server 2008 R2 Upgrade (Express to Standard) fails. No “Select Instance”

Hello there, i got stuck in the progress of upgrading 3 systems from SQL Server 2008 R2 Express Edition --> SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition Problem: The Option "Select Instance" in the ...
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Extract data to another computer

I have SQL Server 2008 R2 Express edition, and I want to export the data in that database to another computer so I can import it again in that computer. How please? What I have tried Right-click ...
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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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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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Could I realistically use SQL Server Express as a distributor database for transactional replication?

We have a group of users within my company that are running reports directly against our production database. It has gotten to the point where they are hammering it enough to cause performance issues ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 Express single CPU core usage and need of upgrade to SQL Server 2014 Express

In our office we are using SQL Server 2008R2 Express which is installed in Windows server 2012. The SQL Server database is accessed by more than 60 users in network simultaneously. In recent days we ...
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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? ...