change collation from sql express

How to change the collation of all databases in sql express 2008 R2 ?
Jose BredariolPMPAsked:
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Deepak ChauhanSQL Server DBACommented:
You can change the collation by using alter database command, but collation of the existing columns will not be changed. You have to change it one by one or using script. However newly created tables will use the new collation setting of the datatabase.


Here is the step by step info with example and scripts.

Jose BredariolPMPAuthor Commented:
Ok, do you know if it works  on the instance ?
Deepak ChauhanSQL Server DBACommented:
At database and table level it works but if you want to change the collation of SQL Instance , its not an easy process, you have to rebuild the master database and again restore the user databases. New database will pick the server default collation but for existing you have to change it manually.

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Jose BredariolPMPAuthor Commented:
Thanks all
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