ISRI


Hello,

I downloaded SQL 2005 Express from the microsoft website and I have browsed for an expiration date of the software but haven't found one. So just to be safe, does anyone know if this software is only a trial period and has an expiration date or if the usage is unlimited




Re: SQL Express 2005 Expiration

Caddre


Yes there is free lunch no it does not expire just comes with some restriction, the SQL Server Express Advanced is even better. Try the link below for details. Hope this helps.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/sql/download/







Re: SQL Express 2005 Expiration

ISRI

Do you know what the restrictions would be from using SQL Server 2005 Express rather than SQL Server 2005




Re: SQL Express 2005 Expiration

Caddre

The maximum size of a database is 4gig, ram 1gig, no SQL Server Agent so you need an alternative means to do automation, No intergation services and Analysis services, try the links below for the complete list an features comparision. Hope this helps.

http://www.microsoft.com/sql/prodinfo/features/compare-features.mspx

http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/sql/compare/






Re: SQL Express 2005 Expiration

ISRI

Thank you very much. This did help.