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What is Microsoft SQL Server 2005?


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Webslinger64

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About 3 weeks ago I installed a 60 day free trial version of Microsoft Office Professional 2007 on my wife's computer. She wanted to try it out before actually purchasing the software. Well, she liked it a lot and we did purchase the basic Microsoft Office 2007 suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, and One Note) yesterday.
This morning I uninstalled the trial version and it was kind of a headache (took two attempts), but as I was doing so I noticed in Add/Remove Programs the following:

Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Microsoft SQL Server Native Client
Microsoft SQL Server Setup Support Files (English)
Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer

I don't remember these items being installed on this computer prior to the installation of the free trial. I'm just curious if these items were required downloads/installations in order for the free trial and/or software to work, or is this something different altogether?

I did a little checking on Google to determine what exactly Microsoft SQL Server 2005 does. Near as I can tell, it's a program that allows you to set up notifications to other devices such as PDA's, cell phone, etc. That's not something I would ever use. So, is it safe to remove all of these items, or should I just let well enough alone and leave them?

Thanks,

Greg
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SQL Server comes with Office and Visual Studio, as it's partly used for Microsoft Access and you can feed it various things through programming languages like C++ and what not. It can be removed and it's a free download anyway if you do need it again.
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SQL Server comes with Office and Visual Studio, as it's partly used for Microsoft Access and you can feed it various things through programming languages like C++ and what not. It can be removed and it's a free download anyway if you do need it again.


Thanks Neil!
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