sql server 2014 express with management studio

Posted on 2014-12-06
Last Modified: 2014-12-26
I just installed sql server 2014 express with management studio in my windows 7 64 bit laptop. Everything so far was working okay except when I try to connect to the tunning advisor I get:

failed to open a new connection

additional information:
database engine tunning advisor does not support sql express (DTAClient)

Please help
Question by:Shen
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strivoli earned 250 total points
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You might need the a paid SQL version, not the express/free one.
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by:Vitor Montalvão
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database engine tunning advisor does not support sql express (DTAClient)
I think this message says everything. What kind of help do you need from us? For now we can only confirm that Tunning Advisor doesn't support SQL Express Edition.

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I am looking to install sql server in my laptop. I would like to have tunning advisor, sql management studio , reporting services,etc. What version of sql server should I get?
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by:Vitor Montalvão
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Depends the purpose. If it will be for development only you can buy the SQL Server Developer Edition but if is for supporting an application in Production Environment then depending on the features that you want you may need the Standard Edition (in general the features in this edition should be enough) or Enterprise Edition (full features available).
You can check all features by SQL Server edition here.
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At work we have microsoft sql server 2008 r2(sp1) enterprise edition 64 bit. We use import and export, business intelligence, sql managment studio, profiler and database tunning. They also have microsoft visual studio for report, analysis and integration services.  We don't have a development enviroment. I am looking to install a version in my laptop that will have as many feautures.  Basically, what a sql dba or developer will have installed for themselves.
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Vitor Montalvão earned 250 total points
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Basically, what a sql dba or developer will have installed for themselves.
Developer Edition.

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I installed the developer edition. It seem to have most services

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thank you

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