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scheduling maintenance activities

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  • Am I able to do this in SS Express  -like a backup or something or do I need to purhcase a SQL Server Agent (I believe I saw a 3rd party company always advertising this in SQL Server Central.com). It's cheap -- just curious if I really need it.
    Monday, June 26, 2006 1:27 PM

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  • SQL Express does not contain any specific scheduling tools. You can schedule T-SQL scripts to be run using Windows Task Scheduler and SQLCmd, which is a free solution as Task Scheduler is part of Windows.

    For more complex needs, a third party scheduling tool is an option.

    Regards,

    Mike Wachal
    SQL Express team

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    Monday, June 26, 2006 10:41 PM