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SQL Server 2005 Express

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    W3bbo

    Just wondering... but what are the EULA limitations on this SQL Server product...my main questions are:

    Can you legally use it in a production environment?
    Are there connection count limits as well?
    Any other snags/catches?

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    -W3bbo

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    Blkbam

    Can you legally use it in a production environment?
    Yes
    Are there connection count limits as well?
    No
    Any other snags/catches?
    - Define snags/catches (maybe the document above will answer this)

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    eddwo

    The limits are 2Gb of data, and a single processor. But other than that it should be fully featured. Much simpler than the MSDE situation.

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    W3bbo

    Blkbam wrote:
    Can you legally use it in a production environment?
    Yes
    Are there connection count limits as well?
    No
    Any other snags/catches?
    - Define snags/catches (maybe the document above will answer this)


    Sweet Smiley

    MySQL, we have a rival Smiley

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    TimP

    I believe another limitation is it can only use up to 1GB of RAM, but that's not a problem for most non-commercial work.

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    Tyler Brown

    W3bbo wrote:
    MySQL, we have a rival

    I think some people will argue with you on this point. If Microsoft intends to charge for the Express SKU's (which I believe is something that they already have stated) then many people will argue that it's not free. If however it's just $49, thats a small price to pay for such a database, even with the limitations that it has.

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    pikatung

    Tyler Brown wrote:
    W3bbo wrote: MySQL, we have a rival

    I think some people will argue with you on this point. If Microsoft intends to charge for the Express SKU's (which I believe is something that they already have stated) then many people will argue that it's not free. If however it's just $49, thats a small price to pay for such a database, even with the limitations that it has.

    According to the FAQ, SQL Server 2005 Express is the lone exception.


    How much does SQL Server Express cost?

    SQL Server Express is free to use and redistribute. End-users must agree to the Go Live licensing to distribute this release of SQL Server Express Edition. See http://msdn.microsoft.com/vs2005/golive.[/quote">http://msdn.microsoft.com/vs2005/golive.

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