Microsoft SQL Server Express, a freely downloadable and distributable version of Microsoft's SQL Server relational database management system, comprises a database specifically targeted for embedded and smaller-scale applications.

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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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Why does SQL Server 2012 Express use 9.5GB of RAM on my server?

I am building an application in which I plan to embed SQL Server 2012 Express as the primary datastore. When testing on my development machine (Win7-32 with 3GB RAM), I never observed the ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Why clustered index scan?

I just started to learn to optimize my queries and to analyze their query plans. I thought this query would generate nonclustered index seek + key lookup. SELECT ct.* FROM Person.ContactType AS ct ...
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Why can't I view the SQL Server database created by a web application?

I have an ASP.NET MVC web application deployed to IIS on a Windows Server 2012 machine. When the application first starts, it will create the database and tables it needs if necessary through Entity ...
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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 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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How to move folder of SQL Server LocalDB instances from the default location?

I get multiple errors with LocalDB (startup error, can't create DB from SQL Server Management Studio and also multiple issues when trying to restore a backup) and none of the fixes I found are helping ...
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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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How to automatically execute a stored procedure every day at a particular time?

Can you please help me how to execute a stored procedure automatically in SQL database without any transaction in SQL? I want to execute on particular fix time.
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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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How to check if I am hitting the Express Edition size limit?

I am confused. AFAIK SQL Server 2005 Express has a limit of 4GB database data size. However I have the following results from sp_spaceused: How can I check if my DB is hitting the size limit? Is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Express Freezes for a couple minutes

I have SQL Server Express on an AWS micro instance. These instances have only 615MB of RAM. For the most part it performs fine. My application can make up to about 15 db connections. However, every ...
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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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Which SQL Server Express edition is right for me?

I have developed a Java program which works with SQL Server as it's database. I have installed SQL Server 2012 Enterprise edition on my Windows and designed the database via SQL Server Management ...
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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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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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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 taking a lot of memory

I have SQL Server Express on my VPS(2GB RAM) with a database size of 1.5 GB that I expect will increase to 15 GB. I have noticed that SQL Server is using 1.5 GB RAM even when only small queries has ...
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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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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 attach an .mdf file that was not properly detached?

One of our clients had a SQL Server 2000 database, on a system which is no longer running. They have no idea what was in the database. They have given me the .mdf and .ldf files, and want us to ...
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Inserting Serbian Latin and Cyrillic characters

I am using SQL Server 2012 Express as part of my asp.net development workstation. Database and table collation is set to Latin1_General_CI_AI. Attribute types are nvarchar(max) and varchar(max). ...
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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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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 Express 2008: Can I store database files (.mdf, .ldf) in directory other than the default DATA directory?

I have a SQL Server Express 2008 instance of which I am attaching databases from development systems quite often. Typically I transfer the .MDF and .LDF files to the instance's DATA folder and ...
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Restore backup fails - not enough disk space [duplicate]

I have a backup that's about 6Gb. It's a "light" backup of the original (with the log tables purged), which is about 14Gb. I try to restore the backup on my SQL Express local server. It fails with a ...
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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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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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Unable to view SQL Server services

Whenever I enter SQL Server Configuration Manager and choose SQL Server Services I would always get the following error message: "The remote Procedure call failed. [0x800706be]" everything else works ...
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Table not dropped correctly in SQL Server Express 2008

I've dropped a table but it is still listed in sys.tables. What's more confusing is that I can create the table again as one user, but if I log in as another user with the same permissions, I can't (I ...
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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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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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FOR XML EXPLICIT problems in SQL Server 2005 Express

SQL Server 2005 Express Service Pack 2 w/Advanced Services Windows 2003 R2 I recently migrated a database from MSDE 2000 to MSSQL 2005 that is used for a tourist website that can be displayed in one ...
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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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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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“an agent job has not been created for this subscription”

I have set up merge replication with a publisher on my SQL Server 2008 R2 box with the distributor on this box too; in Express I have created a subscriber but the subscriber won't run because of the ...