Please help

Posted on 2004-11-08
Last Modified: 2012-03-15
I am working on a project for a tourism company which is in need for an HR program and i want to use the SQL Server as the database but i am worried about the costs because the SQL Server is expensive. My question is can i make the program work while there is no SQL Server installed on the PC or server? (I can make the program work with MS Access on a pc without MS Access).

If it is possible then please tell me how do i do it. If there are websites discussing this issue then please send its URL.

Note: I saw a program work with Sybase database while this database is not installed on the pc.

Thanks and best regards
Question by:ahmedsaid50
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    take a look at MSDE (Microsoft Desktop Engine) which is a 'slimmed down' version of SQL Server.


    Author Comment


    Thank you for your reply.
    Is this is the only way to use the SQL server without buying the commercial program.
    As i told you i saw a program that is using Sybase database and the program is working without installing this database on the PC and when the program works an istance of the database is intialized and destoryed when the program is closed.

    If you have anyother ideas please share it with me.

    Best regards
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    I don't know anything about Sybase, but MSDE is FREE, and behaves IDENTICALLY to Full SQL Server.  Did you reasd the FAQ pages on the MSDE site?


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