SQL Server 2012 Express LocalDB


 

Highlights:

– Small download footprint

– Very quick installation

– Simple Installer – No installer options – (Just Accept EULA)

 

About LocalDB: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sqlexpress/archive/2011/11/28/simple-installer-for-localdb-has-shipped.aspx

 

Download LocalDB

1) Goto : http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/en/us/editions/express.aspx , click on “Download 2012 RC0 EXPRESS”

 

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2) If Windows Live ID sign-on was prompted sign in using your live id
 
3) Select Language and platform, Select “LocalDB”

http://www.microsoft.com/betaexperience/pd/SQLEXPCTAV2/enus/default.aspx

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4) Wait till download manager completes downloading SqlLocalDB.MSI

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Installation:

Launch Installer SqlLocalDB.MSI

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Unattended Installation:

   1: msiexec /i SqlLocalDB.msi /qn IACCEPTSQLLOCALDBLICENSETERMS=YES

Management tools:

You can install SQL Management Studio Express from

http://www.microsoft.com/betaexperience/pd/SQLEXPCTAV2/enus/default.aspx

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Connecting to LocalDB

– Launch Management studio

– In Connection dialog, connect to (localdb)\v11.0

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References:

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sqlexpress/archive/2011/11/28/simple-installer-for-localdb-has-shipped.aspx

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sqlexpress/archive/2011/10/27/net-framework-4-now-supports-localdb.aspx

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Developer @ SQL Server Team, Microsoft

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One comment on “SQL Server 2012 Express LocalDB
  1. Keith says:

    Would be nice if they also provided a Visual Studio 2010 bootstrapper package for incorporating the installation as part of a deployment package…..

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