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How is this product limited in comparison to the other SKUs?

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up vote 5 down vote accepted

Check out SQL Server Editions page at Microsoft. Also this Feature Comparison Chart at Microsoft.


  • 1 CPU
  • 4Gb maximum database size
  • Unlimited users
  • No SQL Server Agent support
  • Still has support for procedures, triggers & functions
  • Need Management Studio Express or Higher to manage the instance
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Per the product info page (toward the bottom):

SQL Server Express supports 1 physical processor, 1 GB memory, and 4 GB storage

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Is the 4 GB limit (which in R2's case has been increased to 10 GB), implies to total storage or per database?

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it is per database. – SqlACID May 24 '10 at 10:59

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