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WT2007 on SQL 2005 Express ?

Has anyone successfully used SQL 2005 Express for WebTools 2007?

It is supposedly supported. But I was unable to install WebTools onto it on a Windows XP SP2 machine. The installer would not complete "Creating Database". The status bar would continuously go to 100%, and start over. If I left it alone (for about 10-15 minutes), the installer seemed to eventually timeout and quit trying to install.

However, everything seemed to install OK on the same machine with SQL 2005 Enterprise.

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    Posted on Nov 30, 2007 at 03:39 PM

    Hey Paul ... I've never installed with SQL Express so I can't really give any advice. In theory I would assume any database should work for installing webtools but I don't know if Express has any limitations that prevents webtools from installing.

    You "could" try installing the database somewhere else and restoring to SQL Express and click the checkbox to skip creation of the database during the install and maybe once it already exists the rest of the install would run normally.

    I would be weary of doing this in a production environment in case other gotchas pop up in the future.

    Steve

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    Posted on Nov 30, 2007 at 04:06 PM

    Hi Paul,

    We have a number of installs running on SQL Express.

    I would make sure the SQL user you have set in your installer has admin rights.

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      I used sa. That's why I'm so baffled. There shouldn't have been a permissions issue at all.

      The only thing I can think of, is possibly something having to do with that specific box.

      I think I'll try it again in a Windows Server environment to see if I get any different results.

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