Monday, May 28, 2012

SQL SERVER Express advance features (supported and Unsupported Features)

We don't need to install complete SQL SERVER Engine to build reports SSRS tool, Management tools and other advance features as we do in previous versions.

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features supported and unsupported by SSRS 2008 Express with Advance Edition is

SQL Server Express provides the following Reporting Services functionality:
·         On-demand report processing for each user who views a report. When a user opens a report, the report is initialized, the query is processed, data is merged into the report layout, and the report is rendered into a presentation format.
·         Rendering formats are available for HTML, Acrobat, and Excel.
·         Report data sources must be SQL Server relational databases that run locally in SQL Server Express.
·         Report server management and report viewing are supported through Report Manager.
·         Configuration is supported through the Reporting Services Configuration tool.
·         Rs.exe, rsconfig.exe, and rskeymgmt.exe command line utilities are available in SQL Server Express.
·         Windows Authentication and predefined roles are used to map existing group and user accounts to a named collection of operations.
Other editions of SQL Server include a larger set of Reporting Services features. The following list describes the features that are documented in SQL Server Books Online, but cannot be used in this edition:
·         Scheduled report processing, caching, snapshots, subscriptions, and delivery are not supported.
·         Analysis Services, Oracle, XML, SAP, SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), OLE DB, and ODBC data sources are not supported.
·         Remote data sources are not supported. Reports that are hosted in a SQL Server Express report server must retrieve SQL Server relational data from a local SQL Server Express Database Engine instance.
·         Ad hoc reporting through semantic models and Report Builder is not supported.
·         TIFF (Image), XML, and CSV rendering extensions are not supported.
·         The Reporting Services API extensible platform for delivery, data processing, rendering, and security is not supported.
·         Custom authentication extensions and custom role assignments are not supported. You must map existing Windows domain user and group accounts to predefined role definitions.
·         Custom report items are not supported.
·         Managing a long-running report process is not supported. Specifically, you cannot use the Manage Jobs feature in Report Manager to stop report processing.
·         Scale-out deployment is not supported.
·         SharePoint integrated mode is not supported.
·         Report Builder 2.0 is not supported. Report Builder 2.0 can connect to a SQL Server Express database on the local computer or on a remote report server.

list of Supported features and not Supported features in SQL SERVER Express 2008

SQL Server Express supports most of the features and functionality of SQL Server 2008. This includes the following:

Stored procedures
SQL Server Configuration Manager
Replication (as a subscriber only)
Advanced Query Optimizer
sqlcmd and osql utilities
Integration with Visual Studio
Snapshot isolation Levels
Service Broker (as a client only)¹
Native XML support. This includes XQuery and XML schemas
Transact-SQL language support
Multiple Active Result Sets (MARS)
Dedicated Administrator Connection²
Full text search
Subset of Reporting Services features³
Import/Export Wizard

The following table lists the additional SQL Server 2008 database features that are not supported in this version of SQL Server Express. It also lists database features from earlier versions of SQL Server that are not supported.

SQL Server features not supported in SQL Server Express
SQL Server features from earlier versions not supported in SQL Server Express
Database mirroring
SQL Mail
Online restore
Failover clustering
Database snapshot
Distributed partitioned views
Parallel index operations
VIA protocol support
Mirrored media sets
Log shipping
Parallel DBCC
Address Windowing Extensions (AWE)
Parallel Create Index
Hot-add memory
Enhanced Read Ahead and Scan
Native HTTP SOAP access
Indexed views (materialized views)
SQL Mail and Database Mail
Partitioned views
Online Index Operations
SQL Server Agent and SQL Server Agent Service

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