Windows internal database replace with sql express?


  • running essentials 2012 R2 and want to install an application that requires sql server express.  not sure i can use the internal one or not.  that said if i want to replace it with express how would i do that?  is it even possible?  assume its handling some IIS stuff, AD, guessing backup info of my computers.  like to replace it with express and then remove the internal db.  assume it wouldnt be prudent to have both running if they could.




    Saturday, December 3, 2016 3:02 AM

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  • Hello Steve,

    Guess why it's called "Windows internal" database ....

    You can install SQL Server Express Edition but don't expect you can replace the internal SQ Server instance with it. It's may be possible, but it will take some affords and may can done by an expert, but ... not even a minute worth for to think about it; what could it be good for?

    Olaf Helper

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    Saturday, December 3, 2016 3:13 AM