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Microsoft Sql Server Embedded Edition Service

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 27, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Sql Server

Hello All,

Can someone tell me the actual significance of SQL Server Embedded Edition? How is it different from SQL Express edition?

I understood that WSUS 3.0 version uses (installs) the latter when it could not find any SQL 2k  or SQL 2k5 other than SP1 release (please see Issue 33 in: http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServer/en/library/94d1385f-4872-4c29-8822-3a4ec5e45ae41033.mspx?mfr=true) on the host machine.

Besides, when i installed WSS v30 release version, i saw this instance being installed (during the configuration of the Sharepoint products and technologies wizard just after the installation is done). Now with this instance installed, i tried opening this instance (instance name being Microsoft#SSEE) through SQL Server Management Studio, i get the following error

 "TITLE: Connect to Server

Cannot connect to BANAPPS01\MICROSOFT##SSEE.


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