Solved

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

Posted on 2013-01-12
5
2,972 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-02
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?
0
Comment
Question by:tsnirone
  • 2
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 39

Accepted Solution

by:
als315 earned 333 total points
ID: 38770048
1 & 2 - Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express is included and installed on SBS 2011. You can create new instance of this server. Never use existing instances. Premium add-on is needed if you like to use SQL Standard (on separate server).
3. It should work

I hope you have enough memory and powerful processor, because SBS have many running heavy services.
0
 
LVL 25

Assisted Solution

by:Tony Giangreco
Tony Giangreco earned 167 total points
ID: 38770054
SQL Server is already included in your SBS server. there is no need to purchase anything else. Just have your app create the db on the server installing a 2nd instance.
0
 
LVL 3

Author Comment

by:tsnirone
ID: 38770087
Thanks guys, but how do I install a 2nd instance? Should it be named something default or can I name it whatever I like?

Seems I need the "sql installation disc"...? This did not come with the server/os...
0
 
LVL 39

Assisted Solution

by:als315
als315 earned 333 total points
ID: 38770104
you can find it here:
C:\Program Files\Windows Small Business Server\Bin\CMPNENTS\SQLEXPRX64RTM
0
 
LVL 3

Author Closing Comment

by:tsnirone
ID: 38770290
Great! Thanks guys! :)
0

Featured Post

NAS Cloud Backup Strategies

This article explains backup scenarios when using network storage. We review the so-called “3-2-1 strategy” and summarize the methods you can use to send NAS data to the cloud

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

You may have discovered the 'Compatibility View Settings' workaround for making your SBS 2008 Remote Web Workplace 'connect to a computer' section stops 'working around' after a Windows 10 client upgrade.  That can be fixed so it 'works around' agai…
JSON is being used more and more, besides XML, and you surely wanted to parse the data out into SQL instead of doing it in some Javascript. The below function in SQL Server can do the job for you, returning a quick table with the parsed data.
Familiarize people with the process of utilizing SQL Server functions from within Microsoft Access. Microsoft Access is a very powerful client/server development tool. One of the SQL Server objects that you can interact with from within Microsoft Ac…
Via a live example, show how to backup a database, simulate a failure backup the tail of the database transaction log and perform the restore.

863 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

24 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now