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Distributing SQL Server Express

After you develop applications that use Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition (SQL Server Express), you can distribute those applications to other users. However, you must make sure that your application is configured properly to support SQL Server Express on other computers.

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Topic Description

Xcopy Deployment (SQL Server Express)

Describes the Xcopy deployment process.

User Instances for Non-Administrators

Describes User Instance, which is a feature that enables Xcopy scenarios for non-administrator users without requiring DBCreator privileges.

Embedding SQL Server Express in Applications

Describes how to install and use SQL Server Express within an existing application.