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Sql express


Hello all! I think I know the answer but have to ask. I installed a trial of spotlight and tried using sql express as the only instance. I knee spotlight can monitor sql express but is it not able to be installed to it? I mean it failed on creating the playback db and didn’t get past that. Third is for a local install. I’m guessing you have to have a full sql version to do this


Sorry about the stupid typos. This is for a compact install. I’m currently downloading a trial of sql 2014 as I know that works. I was just curious about if you could use sql express for a install but guessing no. Thanks everyone!


Spotlight on SQL Server can monitor SQL Express, but does not support the installation of the Playback Database or Spotlight Statistics Repository on SQL Express.


Chris Pryde

SoSSE Software Tester


Thanks so much!