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Readme Files for SQL Server 2005 SP1 and SQL Server 2005 SP1 Express Editions and Tools

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  • Category: Document
  • Language: English

Before you install SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 1 (SP1) or SQL Server 2005 SP1 Express editions and tools, review the readme for information about installing SP1 and to learn about common issues that can impact your installation experience or use of the product.

  • SQL Server 2005 SP1 will upgrade all editions of SQL Server 2005 to SP1 except Express Edition. You must use Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition (SQL Server Express) Service Pack 1 (SP1) to upgrade instances of SQL Server Express to SP1. SP1 also introduces additional Express editions and tools, each with its own readme and installation requirements file.


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ReadmeSQL2005SP1.htm0fcda741cb50845cdb055db9342a34a3b2d7390217 KB
ReadmeSQLEXP2005.htm0fa4c94cac9d191bb2058c4eba75e5309e068ba215 KB
ReadmeSQLEXP2005Advanced.htm66095c4aa2994f1919e62e09895507a1907dea2f13 KB
ReadmeSQLEXP2005Toolkit.htm95a56c6f71007f2d1daac09b171bf18f7e2857c16 KB
ReadmeSSMSE2005.htm083305c569459e6682d8ef99afcaf248cb06c89a8 KB
RequirementsSQLEXP2005.htm620b782d7b0764fad40b22e0927eede2c6e2eb6b5 KB
RequirementsSQLEXP2005Advanced.htme3f9f44cae063c316dfdfe21ec0521494a6f49605 KB
RequirementsSQLEXP2005Toolkit.htmf00a724cd32385090624d4e9a895ed9cec70e23c5 KB

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System Requirements

Operating Systems: Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1, Windows Small Business Server 2003, Windows XP Service Pack 2

    • A Web browser to read the readme HTML files.

Installation Instructions