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Old 11-21-06, 11:17 PM
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Question about SQL Server

I just got a new Sony Vaio VGN-FE790P Notebook computer - LOADED! I have a question - I am now running Windows Professional Edition with SP-2, all up to date. In my toolbar I have an SQL Server icon, which always tells me it is not connected to anything, but I wonder - what does this do?? I am using the port replicator and have my Parallel Printer hooked into a USB Port and it works just fine, but SOMETIMES when I "exit" the SQL Server my printer prints garbage. So, it seems to me that the SQL server somehow tells the USB port how to talk or handshake with the "Virtual" Parallel Printer Port. Can this possibly be correct, or is something else going on??? Why do I even "need" this SQL Server thing?? I never had it on my old computer - which ran Windows XP Home Edition. Any information will be appreciated.
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Old 11-22-06, 05:56 AM
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they may have put MSDE on your laptop for some reason

it's a free basic basic version of SQL

or it could be another version of SQL from another company. With Sony you never know
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Old 11-22-06, 07:47 AM
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Originally Posted by al_bundy
they may have put MSDE on your laptop for some reason
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That would be my guess too... though MS is now calling it SQL Server Express. MS lists that in the past it's been included with:

* Microsoft Operations Manager 2000 RTM, SP1
* Microsoft SharePoint Team Services 2.0 (beta)
* Microsoft Visio AutoDiscovery & Layout (AD&L)
* Microsoft SharePoint Team Services
* Microsoft Project Central (a centralized database for Microsoft Project)
* Microsoft Application Center

MSDE is also included with the following products, though it's not installed by default:

* Microsoft Access
* Microsoft Office 2000
* Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0
* Microsoft .NET Framework SDK
* Microsoft ASP.NET Web Matrix
* Microsoft BizTalk Server 2002 Partner Edition
* Microsoft Host Integration Server 2000
* Microsoft Office XP Premium, Professional, Developer
* Microsoft Project Server 2002
* Microsoft Small Business Server 2000
* Microsoft SQL Server 2000, Enterprise Edition, Developer Edition, Personal Edition (RTM, SP1, SP2)
* Microsoft Visual FoxPro 7.0 and 8.0 beta
* Microsoft Visual Studio Standard, Professional, Academic, Enterprise (.NET release only - not 6.0)
* Microsoft Windows Enterprise Server 2003 RC1 (only if UDDI is enabled)
* Microsoft Windows Server 2003 RC1 (only if UDDI is enabled)

Finally, the following products ship with a version of MSDE that was created after the vulnerability was discovered, and so are not affected:

* Windows Enterprise Server 2003 RC2
* Windows Server 2003 RC2
There are other products that use MS SQL or MSDE listed here...
http://www.sqlsecurity.com/FAQs/SQLS...2/Default.aspx
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Old 11-22-06, 08:40 AM
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MSDE is a lite version of SQL 2000

SQL Express is SQL 2005
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Old 11-22-06, 08:42 AM
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msde is now sql express
sql 2005 is sql 2005
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msde is still based on sql 2000

sql server express edition is based on sql 2005
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Old 11-22-06, 10:04 AM
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Originally Posted by al_bundy
msde is still based on sql 2000

sql server express edition is based on sql 2005

Right, sorry if I wasn't clear before. SQL Server Express is essentially the lite version of SQL Server 2005, though not actually as "lite" as MSDE was when compared to SQL Server 2000.
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