Free and professional data management bundle for Microsoft systems

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition is a Development & IT program that has been designed with older Microsoft operating systems in mind. Offering bespoke data management options as well as the ability to enhance levels of performance, this bundle can be downloaded in the event that the original SQL copy was lost or otherwise corrupted. This is the official software package offered by Microsoft.

Main Functions and Uses

Originally published in 2005, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition provides the user with all of the most important tools to better manage his or her system. As the name may already suggest, this bundle can be used with older versions of Microsoft such as Windows XP and Microsoft 2000. Some core processes include advanced data protection, the better management of online applications and superior data storage solutions. This software can come in quite handy if a system seems to be running poorly.

Additional Details

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition is 53.5 megabytes in total size, so most systems will not experience adverse performance issues. Possessing the Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 is the minimum requirement in order for this package to be downloaded. It is also recommended that at least 525 megabytes of additional hard drive space are available. An installation wizard will guide the user through the download process.

SQL Server 2005 Express Edition is the latest version of Microsoft´s powerful and reliable data management product. It delivers rich features, data protection, and performance for embedded application clients, light Web applications, and local data stores.

Designed for easy deployment and rapid prototyping, SQL Server Express is available at no cost, and you are free to redistribute it with applications. Because it is part of the Microsoft Windows Server System, SQL Server Express is designed to integrate seamlessly with your other server infrastructure investments.

Core features of the latest version:

Quick set-up

The size of the download is smaller than ever, so it won´t take as long to transfer it to your PC. The installation and set-up process has been streamlined in the latest release, so it shouldn't take you longer than around 20 minutes to set up SQL Server 2005 Express.

Simplified administration

The application can automatically tune your database for optimal performance. Using Microsoft Update, it´s possible to automatically receive the latest patches and updates, enabling a high level of security and the latest features.

Seamless integration with Visual Studio Express Editions

SQL Server Express is designed to integrate seamlessly with Visual Studio Express Editions, to give you a complete integrated data experience for building Windows applications and Web sites.


  • The official 2005 SQL server for Microsoft operating systems
  • Not much on-board memory is required
  • Free


  • This bundle will not work with newer operating systems
  • There may be times when this pack cannot diagnose all problems

Program available in other languages

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition for PC

  • Free

  • In English
  • V 9.00.1399
  • 3

  • Security Status

User reviews about Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition

  • Paul Anderson

    by Paul Anderson

    Need to know where to get service pack 3, 4 and 2 for 64 bit and what to do if they failed.

  • Leila Almasi

    by Leila Almasi

    I find Microsoft SQL Server more scalable and secure than Oracle. We can't deny the fact that there are no enterprise applications that Microsoft SQL  More

  • Amit Kummar

    by Amit Kummar

    I actually liked Microsoft SQL Server better than MySQL. Before I use MySQL in my database needs but when I discovered that they don't support Common  More

  • Janine Burke

    by Janine Burke

    This SQL copy is very easy to download and install because it has an installation wizard which makes it easier for a not technologically knowledgeable More

  • Mario DaSilva

    by Mario DaSilva

    This Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition was considered a very superior data management tool during 2005. I was very pleased with its performanc More

  • Chloe Baker

    by Chloe Baker

    Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition is the best! I had never experienced any bugs, issues, and errors while using this. It even works perfectly  More


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