Where to install SSE for a database to run on a LAN and others to access it
Posted on 2013-05-15
I am using SQL Server Express 2008 R2. It is installed on my C: drive, with backups on my D: drive, both local. Now I want to build an application that will be available to LAN users independently of me. I want the database and backups on LAN locations. With my present set up I have not been able to move a database to the LAN and 'see' it in SSMS.
Am I right to think that...
1. I will have to install SSE on the LAN.
2. I can use this instance from SSMS installed on my C: drive, and other users could do the same from their local drives. (Or should SSMS be put on the LAN too)?
3. Enabling network access to my instance of SSE would make users dependent on my local drive.
I need advice on the best way to architect this solution.
Many thanks in advance,