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Where to install SSE for a database to run on a LAN and others to access it

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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,
Chris
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"1. I will have to install SSE on the LAN."

Yes, you must build a new SQL Server on your local network not let users run it from your desktop/laptop.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb500469(v=sql.105).aspx
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms143506(v=sql.105).aspx

"With my present set up I have not been able to move a database to the LAN and 'see' it in SSMS."

In order to do that after you built the new SQL Server you can bakup your local user database and restore it on the newly built server for all users to access and share.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms187510(v=sql.105).aspx
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms191304(v=sql.105).aspx

Or you can use COPY database to transfer it if it is not that big:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms188664(v=sql.105).aspx
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Thank you. I'll try to install on the LAN tomorrow.
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