I realized I forgot to post this when we started the blog…
The SQL Server Web Data Administrator is available for free download. It’s a light weight, web-based administration tool for SQL Server or MSDE databases. I’ve heard from many of you over the years that you’d like to use MSDE more, but a number of things hold you back. This was usually #1 or 2 on the hit parade. Check it out!
In answer to a few questions – yes, since this uses Cassini, you don’t have to have IIS installed or anything else, for that matter – just put it on a machine and go!