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SQL Server Express and SQL Server Agent?


SQL Server Express and SQL Server Agent?

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I just installed SQL Server Express with Advanced Services but can't manage to get SQL Server Agent service started...

Features Supported by the Editions of SQL Server 2012 seems to indicate that SQL Server Agent is not supported with the Express Edition

However, sql server agent seems installed...
Is there anyway to get it working?

I find slightly silly to install it with SQL Server Express if it's not meant to work??? Angry
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SQL Server Express does not support SQL Agent.

By installed, do you mean the service is there?

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I find slightly silly to install it with SQL Server Express if it's not meant to work??? Angry


I seem to remember the reasoning behind this is to allow you to upgrade to other editions (such as Standard) without having to install additional files. (just enter the key for the upgraded edition).

could try this codeplex project as an alternative:

http://standalonesqlagent.codeplex.com/

Or create your own based on Service Broker (which I believe is available in Express edition).

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Yes, everything is installed and looks all right but the service fails to start.

The error message seems about failing to access some registry entries.
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ib.naji (3/3/2013)

I seem to remember the reasoning behind this is to allow you to upgrade to other editions (such as Standard) without having to install additional files. (just enter the key for the upgraded edition).

could try this codeplex project as an alternative:

http://standalonesqlagent.codeplex.com/

Or create your own based on Service Broker (which I believe is available in Express edition).


It seems to make sense indeed.

Thanks for the codeplex alternative, I'll give that a shot.


Cheers

Eric :-P
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SQL Server Agent is not available for SQL Server Express Editions. There are alternatives available. I use:

http://www.sqlagentexpress.com
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