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Reduce footprint for installer including SQL Server 2005 Express

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Hi,

When I add the installationfiles for  SQL Server 2005 Express SP2 to my installer, the size of the setup-file is much, much bigger.
Only my app: 13 Mb
Including SQL Server: 276 Mb
So is there a way to reduce the footprint of installer even with SQL Server 2005 Express SP2?

PS: The installation of SQL Server is done unattended with parameters from within the installer. So that must still be possible.

Regards,
Stef
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NO. You could reduce it by some percentage but it would still be over 200MB
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I found the answer myself.
When I only install the server and not all advanced stuff I only need the SQLEXPR.exe from:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=31711d5d-725c-4afa-9d65-e4465cdff1e7
This only adds 55 mb to the installer.
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