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SQL Server Express + Epi7



have anybody run Episerver 7 on a SQL Express? It isn`t in the supported list of database engines it support, but I keep finding cases where it worked in older versions of Episerver.

Mar 12, 2013 14:48

Hi Kristian!

Reading the system requirements for EPi7 you will find that running it on SQL Express for development is supported.

Any of the following is required:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 SP3
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 SP3 Express
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2

NOTE The EPiServer Visual Studio integration SDK installation requires Microsoft SQL Server Express.

But it's not supported for a live site.

Mar 12, 2013 15:18

I should have specified.

Is it possible to run this on a Production server.

Any of the following is required:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 64 bit*
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 64 bit*
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 64 bit*

* All service packs are supported.


This is server req.

Mar 12, 2013 15:31

Yes it's possible and would probably work fine. But NOT SUPPORTED. So your a bit more on your own.

Also using SQL Server Express in a shared hosting environment violates the user agreement.

But if you are running dedicated hosing go nuts with express I'm sure it would work well.

Mar 12, 2013 15:42
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