This Readme document contains important information to read before you install Microsoft® SQL Server® 2005 Management Studio Express (SSMSE) Service Pack 3 (SP3) and SQL Server 2005 Express Edition Toolkit SP3. It describes how to obtain the latest version of Books Online, how to obtain SP3, how to find installation assistance, and how to find supplemental product information in the Release Notes. This version of the document replaces the version that ships with SP3.
The Release Notes provide supplemental information about product behavior that applies only to this release or that are not documented in this release of Books Online. The Release Notes are available from the
2.2 MSXML 6.0 Parser
2.3 Additional Links
SQL Server Management Studio Express (SSMSE) provides a graphical management tool for SQL Server 2005 Express Edition (SQL Server Express) and SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services (SQL Server Express) instances. Microsoft SSMSE can also manage relational engine instances created by any edition of SQL Server 2005. SSMSE cannot manage Analysis Services, Integration Services, Notification Services, Reporting Services, or SQL Server Agent. SSMSE is a free Web download. The installation requirements in SP3 have not changed from SP2.
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition Toolkit SP3 provides SSMSE and in addition provides the following:
Installs components for communication between clients and server. These include network libraries for OLEDB and ODBC.
Business Intelligence Development Studio
Installs tools that are used in a development environment. These include Business Intelligence Development Studio, Report Designer, and software development kits.
Software Development Kit
Installs software development kits for programmers.
|These service pack downloads either installs the tools or updates an existing installation.|
2.0 Downloading and Installing
You must install the .NET Framework 2.0 and MSXML 6.0 Parser before you install SSMSE.
|The .NET Framework 2.0 and MSXML 6.0 Parser might be already installed if you have a computer that is running SQL Server Express.|
2.1 .NET Framework 2.0
You must install the .NET Framework 2.0 before you install SSMSE or the Express Toolkit.
SSMSE depends on the .NET Framework 2.0.50727.42 or a later version. If you have a different version, your SSMSE installation might function unpredictably. You can download the .NET Framework 2.0.50727.42 from this
2.2 MSXML 6.0 Parser
You must install MSXML 6.0 Parser before you install SSMSE. You can download MSXML 6.0 from this
2.3 Download Location
Service Pack 3 is available from the following locations:
Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Express Service Pack 3
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition Toolkit Service Pack 3
|Be sure to follow the instructions provided at the download site for downloading and extracting the product.|
2.4 Related Links
Service Pack 3 for the tools does not update SQL Server. To update your version of SQL Server download one of the Service Packs from the following locations.
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition Service Pack 3
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services Service Pack 3