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Coming from question SQL Server 2008 connection tagged under sql-server-2008-express

Chris S wrote in SQL Server 2008 R2 vs. SQL Server 2008 R2 Express:

  • "The biggest different I see others have missed is that Express does not accept network connections (only local ones)"

I am having difficulties to find reference where is it written. Can you give me one?

What are "network connections (only local ones)" - on the same network, in the same AD, inside the same developing machine? Can they be from the same workgroup Windows computer?

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closed as not a real question by MDMarra, EEAA, Zypher, squillman, Kara Marfia Aug 29 '10 at 5:08

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Wow, -4 in a minute! Thanks for downvoting. But I am missing the point from this anonymous guidance - what is the message. Express can or not be connected remotely? – Gennady Vanin Геннадий Ванин Aug 29 '10 at 4:03
I case others can't find the Answer he's referring to, I delete it as it was wrong; I had been misinformed. – Chris S Sep 1 '10 at 17:37
up vote 2 down vote accepted

It's not anywhere because you can access SQL server express from the network. It's just not turned on by default, you need to enable network connections manually.

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It is the same in any edition of MS SQL Server – Gennady Vanin Геннадий Ванин Aug 29 '10 at 3:52
No. It started I think with 2008 ;) Older versions have it on by default ;) – TomTom Aug 29 '10 at 8:57

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