Microsoft Product Page: http://www.microsoft.com/express/Database/
- Available free for both development and deployment.
- Available with a graphical management tool, reporting capabilities, full-text search, and spatial support.
- Ideal for building Web sites and apps, small scale LOB solutions or for redistribution with ISV applications.
Custom Installation Instructions: http://www.microsoft.com/express/support/SQLServerExpress.aspx
Supported Operating Systems
- Windows® Server 2003 Service Pack 2
- Windows® Server 2008
- Windows® Vista
- Windows® Server 2008 R2
- Windows® 7
- Windows® Vista Service Pack 1
- Windows® XP Service Pack 2
- Windows® XP Service Pack 3
- 32-Bit Systems: Computer with Intel or compatible 1GHz or faster processor (2 GHz or faster is recommended. Only a single processor is supported.)
- 64-Bit systems: Computer with Intel or compatible 1.4 GHz or higher processor (2 GHz or faster is recommended. Only a single processor is supported.)
- Minimum of 512 MB of RAM (1 GB or more is recommended)
- 1.9GB of free hard disk space
- SQL Server 2008 R2 Express x64bit with Database Only
- SQL Server 2008 R2 Express x64bit with Database with Management Tools
- SQL Server 2008 R2 Express x86bit with Database Only
- SQL Server 2008 R2 Express x86bit with Database with Management Tools
- MS SQL Express downloads page: https://www.microsoft.com/betaexperience/pd/SQLEXPPRE/enus/