Getting SQL Server 2008 Express on a DVD

A small but persistent group of developers has been asking for SQL Server Express to be released on media, most commonly from those folks who live in areas without broadband Internet (yes, there are still such areas) for whom downloading an 80 MB package can be an endurance challenge. One of the benefits of the…

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Announcing the SQL Express 2008 Installation Package

Update: The SQL Express 2008 Installation Package (Express Wrapper) is no longer available. Currently the best way to install SQL Server Express is to use Web Platform Installer.   FYI: SQL Server MVP Andrea Montanari has posted his own summary of the experience of using this tool including screen shots of the UI. A quick and…

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