Download the Express Edition of Microsoft SQL Server 2005. SQL Server Express is a powerful and reliable data management product that delivers rich features, data protection, and performance for embedded application clients, light Web applications, and local data stores.

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition (SQL Server Express) is a powerful and reliable data management product that delivers rich features, data protection, and performance for embedded application clients, light Web applications, and local data stores. Designed for easy deployment and rapid prototyping, SQL Server Express is available at no cost, and you are free to redistribute it with applications. SQL Server Express is designed to integrate seamlessly with your other server infrastructure investments. For more information about SQL Server Express, see the SQL Server Express page on MSDN.

System Requirements


  • Supported Operating Systems:Windows 2000 Service Pack 4;Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1;Windows XP Service Pack 2
  • Computer with Intel or compatible Pentium III 600 MHz or faster processor (1 GHz or faster is recommended.)
  • Minimum of 192 MB of RAM (512 MB or more is recommended.)
  • 525 MB of available hard disk space

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