July, 2006

  • SQL Server Express WebLog

    FAQ: Detecting SQL Server 2005 using WMI

    I've gotten a number of e-mails asking how to detect if SQL Express is installed on a computer. I'm finally getting around to putting this in the Blog so I don't have to keep typing the answer. We've made discovery much easier in SQL Server 2005 with...
  • SQL Server Express WebLog

    Keeping Express up to Date

    Two of the tenets that were important to us as we designed SQL Server 2005 were called "Secure by Default" and "Secure by Design." These tenets are manifest in a number of ways throughout the product. Examples in SQL Express include the fact that we install...
  • SQL Server Express WebLog

    FAQ: My data doesn't get saved in Visual Studio

    The problem of data not being saved is usually the result the Copy to output directory property of the database file. The Copy to output directory property controls if and when a file is copied during deployment of a VS application, including when you...
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