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Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard - SQL Express (2008/2012) or Premium Addon?

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Client has 5 employees and they are running a small program that needs an SQL server. The load on the server will be minimal.

Three questions:

1. It seems that there is a SQL Server 2008 R2 instance running on the box allready running since I find "SBSMONITORING" and "SHAREPOINT" servers in the "Sql Server Configuration Manager". I do not however see any "MSSQLSERVER" server so I assume that thes SQL server instance that comes preconfigured with this OS is not something you can normally access and that one would need the Premium Addon to enable this. Correct?

2. Would you buy a Premium Addon or go Sql Server Express 2008 R2?

3. Sql Server Express 2012 will not work on this OS, correct?
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