Software Architecture – Replication Limitations of SQL Server Express Edition

Environment:
SQL Server Express Edition 2008 R2
Problem:
Can SQL Server Express Edition be used in replication?
Solution:
Let’s suppose a typical replication case. Publisher, Distributor and Subscriber are the main elements as shown below.

• SQL Server Express Edition can act a subscriber to a replication process, means that it can receive data in replication.
• SQL Server Express Edition can’t act a publisher/Distributor to a replication process, means that it can’t deliver data in replication.
• So a non Express Edition of SQL Server should be used to act as publisher and in such case Express Edition SQL Server can get data as subscriber.
Reference:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms165686.aspx

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