VMWare View and SQL server

Hello all,

Another (hopefully) quick question regarding VMWare View.  I see on the requirements that View does require SQL server.  It can be express, standard, or enterprise.  My question is what are the cutoffs?  In other words, what environments are ok with SQL express (based on number of users and desktops) and then when is it recommended to go to SQL standard then SQL enterprise.

Thank you for your help and Happy Easter again,
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

The use of express version depends on the amount data your are collecting. But if you have a big desktop farm, 500 desktops or above SQL server is the way to go.

We have  a farm with around 1100 desktops and SQL 2005 standard is working fine till now.

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
Paul SolovyovskySenior IT AdvisorCommented:
I only configure express in a test environment. As you stated in your previous post you are looking to do this as a VM (for your broker server).  If this is the case then you're stuck with windows authentication vs sql authentication that makes your DB transportable.  

It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.