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I am wondering whether we could install SQL Server 2008 Express edition on Windows Server 2003? Or only SQL Server 2005 Express is supported on Windows Server 2003?

thanks in advance, George

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Yes. The complete requirements sheet at microsoft site.

SQL Server Express System Requirements

Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2; Windows Server 2008; Windows Vista; Windows Server 2008 R2; Windows 7; Windows Vista Service Pack 1; Windows XP Service Pack 2; Windows XP Service Pack 3;

Physical Limitations • 32-Bit Systems: Computer with Intel or compatible 1GHz or faster processor (2 GHz or faster is recommended. Only a single processor is supported.) • 64-Bit systems: Computer with Intel or compatible 1.4 GHz or higher processor (2 GHz or faster is recommended. Only a single processor is supported.) • Minimum of 512 MB of RAM (1 GB or more is recommended) • 1.9GB of free hard disk space

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Yes, you can happily install SQL 2008 Express on server 2003 ( so long as it is not Web Edition)

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  • Cool, thank man! – George2 Nov 23 '09 at 11:41

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