I was able to verify that Database Mail is installed and running but when I expand the management folder there is no Database Mail Configuration Wizard.

The login is a sysadmin. I am very green to using SQL but I have to fight my way through this first project before I can step back and actually learn it.


I figured out the problem. I found that I was unknowingly running Express. I had incorrectly assumed the Express designation would be more visible withing the initial result of the @@version query

  • In SSMS run the SELECT @@version query
  • Grab the column edge and drag it all the way to the right. Within the copyright information it will list Express.

From what I am finding online there are features of Database mail that exist in Express and that is why I was able to enable and run it.

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