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How to setup a server/client application?

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I am not a IT guy but interested in SQL since it is popular in Industrial application.

So it is an good idea for me to start with SQL 2005 Express, which is free.

I downloaded some components from this website but don't know how to use.

Long story short, my question is:


If I have two laptops, or one laptop with VMware, how to setup a SQL server and a client so client can read/write from/to the database(server)?







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Which Software or which projekt type in VS 2010 can be recommended for the following requirements:

- Installation of a client application
- target systems are: XP, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2003 + 2008 (both 32-bit and 64-bit)
- user need to give some input:
          - name, company, path for installation, path for data storage (configuration, temp files, etc.)
          - serial number (should be checked by own code, preferrable in c# or InstallShield script)
- there will be about 30 files for the application and the size is about 40 MB

Just for better understanding: The application will use a database (this is already installed on the user system).

Is the MSI-project in VS 2010 good enough? Or maybe the InstallShield LE (free vor VS 2010)? Or is a full InstallShield needed?
Or some complete other software?

What would you recommend? And which should definately not be used because of limitations?

Thanks in advance!

Viele Grüße / Best regards CSN22

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