Friday, June 09, 2006

Civil 3d 2007 - Upgrade Data Management Server

James Wedding had mentioned it in his blog on May 31st.

Now Autodesk has a Technical Solution that addresses how to upgrade the Data Management Server component that comes with Civil 3D 2007 from the limited Microsoft SQL Server 2000 called Microsoft Desktop Engine (MSDE) (which support up to 10 concurrent users), to Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition, which does not have that same limitation.

The best part about this is, that instead of purchasing full-fledged Microsoft SQL Server, to get more than 10 simultaneous users, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition, is FREE!


Nick Zeeben said...

There are still some limitations to the 2005 Express edition. It is limited in the amount of ram it will make use of and some other hardware based limitations. For a good percentage of the users out there this will probably be a good solution though.

Angel Espinoza said...

Thanks Nick, you are right. Express is not like getting full blown SQL Server and still has limitations. But, like you say, for a good percentage of users it will likely be a good solution.

Oh, and the price is attractive.