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which version of sql server 2005 for a single cpu Windows 2003 server

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I will have multiple domains on a Windows 2003 Standard system with 1 cpu.

Which version of Sql Server 2005 should i use?  And this will be an upgrade from Sql Server 2000.

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That depends on what you want or need to do with it.  It appears as if you could actually use the free Express version.  However, it has many limitations.  How much RAM you have and if you need features such as clustering would determine which edition to get.  We ended up buying Standard Edition for our severs.  I used this chart here: http://www.microsoft.com/sql/prodinfo/features/compare-features.mspx
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I looked at that chart.  My guess was workgroup or standard.

Problem with express is the 1 gig limit on memory.  The system has 4 gig.  There will be no clustering.
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Then I would go with Standard.  It removes some of the arbitrary limitations of Workgroup edition (RAM) and gives you some upgrade options.  Should you add more RAM to the system, add more CPUs, or upgrade to a 64-bit OS, Standard will give you better performance.  Basically, it gives you more room to grow if you ever need more than what you have today.
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Now where do I find info on an upgrade from 2000 to 2005?  Specifically, the best price.
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