Monday, March 13, 2006

A free fully functional database is yours with Microsoft's SQL Server Express

SQL Server 2005 Express Edition does have requirements and limitations.

Its requirements are fairly light:

Windows 2000 Service Pack 4; Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1; Windows XP Service Pack 2
Computer with Intel or compatible Pentium III 600 MHz or faster processor (1 GHz or faster is recommended.)
Minimum of 192 MB of RAM (512 MB or more is recommended.)
525 MB of available hard disk space
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0

The limitations of each application are what make them free when compared to the other versions of SQL Server 2005.

Limited to 1 CPU
Can only use 1 GB of RAM
Limited a Maximum Database size of 4GB
Log Shipping is not supported
Full-Text Search is not an option
SQL Server Agent Scheduling service is not available

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