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Can SQL server 2012 Service Pack 2 be applied to an Express Edition instance?

I need to upgrade an instance of SQL Server 2012 Express Edition (SP1) to Service Pack 2. Can the standard Service Pack 2 package be applied to an Express Edition instance, or do I need to run the ...
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Unintended SQL Server 2008 Express instance installed

I installed SQL Server 2008 R2 Expess with an instance name SQLX08, then I installed SQL Server 2012 Expess with an instance name SQLX12. Now in the SQL Server Configuration Manager I see, along with ...
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Where Does sqlpackage.exe Store Database Backups?

I have a deployment script which uses sqlpackage.exe to deploy incremental changes to a database. (The project is maintained in the database edition of Visual Studio 2012 Express.) One of the flags ...
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SQL Server 2012 Multiple Instance Priority

I'm in the process of upgrading our small SQL databases to SQL Server 2012. We have at least 3 instances, (1) Critical work databases, (2) low-importance System Maintenance databases, (3) WSUS. Can I ...
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SQL Server express service is not starting [closed]

I've bought my first VPS yesterday, and I have installed Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express on it. Then I have restarted my VPS. But SQL Server Service didn't start. I've tried to start it manually, ...
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No 'Instance Features' in installation setup of Sql Server 2012

I try to install SQL Server 2012 Express on my personal computer (fresh install of Win 8). I downloaded the installation files on the Microsoft Website. The filename is SQLManagementStudio_x86_ENU.exe ...
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database size limit in SQL Server 2012 Express Edition

I want to use SQL Server 2012 Express Edition. Does someone know the maximum file size limitation of the database?
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SQL Server 2012 Management Studio Express - no server

I am having trouble with SQL Server 2012 Management Studio. There is no server name. Earlier I installed the 2008 version but something wasn't right so I uninstalled and installed 2012. Upon ...
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How to sysprep SQL Server Express?

We plan to deploy Hyper-V VHD with Windows Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server 2012 Express installed to multiple hosts. From my understanding, the correct way to do this is to install SQL Server in ...
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Is SQL Management Studio 2012 avaliable, without Engine itself?

On my dev machine, I have SQL Management Studio 2008 R2 installed. I tried to upgrade to SSMS 2012 Express, setup finished but nothing happened. Is it possible to get SQL Management Studio 2012 ...
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sqlcmd backup script failing

I'm trying to use a simple batch script to backup a local instance of SQL Express 2012, as follows: @echo off SET BACKUP_DIR=E:\BackupData SET SERVER=.\\sqlexpress set dom=%date:~0,2% set ...