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    Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition Service Pack 1

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    Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition is a free, easy-to-use, lightweight version of SQL Server 2005. It is fast and easy to learn, allowing you to quickly develop and deploy dynamic data-driven applications.
    • Version:

      1

      File Name:

      SQLEXPR.EXE

      Date Published:

      11/9/2006

      File Size:

      53.8 MB

        Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition (SQL Server Express) is a free, easy-to-use, lightweight version of SQL Server 2005. It is fast and easy to learn, allowing you to quickly develop and deploy dynamic data-driven applications. SQL Server Express provides powerful and reliable data management tools along with rich features, data protection, and fast performance. It is ideal for embedded application clients, light Web applications, and local data stores. Designed for easy deployment and rapid prototyping, SQL Server Express is available at no cost, and you are free to redistribute it with applications. If you need more advanced database features, you can upgrade SQL Server Express seamlessly to more sophisticated editions of SQL Server.

        Free to download, free to deploy, and free to redistribute as an embedded part of an application, SQL Server Express is the fast and easy way to develop data-driven applications.

        For more information about SQL Server Express, including other editions and downloadable components now available, see the SQL Server Express page on MSDN.
    • Supported Operating System

      Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1, Windows Vista, Windows XP Service Pack 2

        • Computer with Intel or compatible Pentium III 500 MHz or faster processor (1 GHz or faster is recommended.)
        • Minimum of 192 MB of RAM (512 MB or more is recommended.)
        • 600 MB of available hard disk space

        Note: There is no support in this release for Windows XP Embedded Edition.
      • Note: You must have administrative rights on the computer to install SQL Server Express.

          Step 1: For 32-bit platforms, download and install the 32-bit version of Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0. For 64-bit platforms (x64 and EMT64 only), download and install the 64-bit version of Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0.

          Step 2: Download SQL Server Express by clicking the Download button at the top of this page. To start the installation immediately, click Run. To install SQL Server Express at a later time, click Save. SQLExpr.exe is a self-extracting installation package of SQL Server Express.

          Step 3: Follow the installation instructions provided in the Readme.

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