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SQL Server FAQ - Downloading SQL Server 2005 Express Edition

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How to download Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition?

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition is the free version of the Microsoft SQL Server 2005. If you are interested to try SQL Server 2005, you should follow this tutorial to download Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition:

1. Go to the Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition download page.

2. Go to the Files in This Download section, and click Download button next to the "SQLEXPR.EXE - 53.5 MB" file. The File Download box shows up.

3. Save the download file to C:\temp directory. When the download is done, you should get the following file:

Name: SQLEXPR.EXE
Description: Microsoft SQL 2005 Server Express Edition
Location: C:\temp
Size: 56,105,688 bytes
Version: 9.0.1399.6

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