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By default, standalone installation mode of Search Server 2010 Express automatically installs SQL Server 2008 Express.

Is it possible to use standalone mode with full SQL Server 2008, not Express? Or I should install Search Server in Server Farm mode?

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In order to use a SQL Server other than the pre-installed SQL Server 2008 Express, you must install Search Server in server farm mode.

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