[KBA-00208] SQL Server 2005 edition comparisons for Omnicast™ - Omnicast™ 4.0 - 4.8

Omnicast™ 4.0 - 4.8

[KBA-00208] SQL Server 2005 edition comparisons for Omnicast™

This article explains the main differences between the different editions of SQL 2005 that are supported with Omnicast™ software.

Applies to: Omnicast™ 4.0-4.8


Microsoft SQL Express and SQL Server 2005 are based on the same core database engine. They are new versions of Microsoft SQL Server Desktop Engine (MSDE) and SQL Server 2000.

Applications developed for SQL Express are compatible with SQL Server 2005 and vice versa.

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Here are the main differences between all supported SQL 2005 editions. For complete specifications, refer to the Microsoft SQL site.

Feature 2005 Express 2005 Standard 2005 Enterprise
Number of CPUs 1 4 No limit
RAM 1 GB Operating system maximum Operating system maximum
64-bit Support WOW Yes Yes
Database Size 4 GB No limit No limit
Database Mirroring   Yes Yes
Failover Clustering   Yes (2) Yes
Auto Tuning Yes Yes Yes
SQL Server Management Studio Express Yes Yes Yes
Management Studio Yes Yes
Advanced Auditing, Authentication, and Authorization Yes Yes Yes
Data Encryption and Key Management Yes Yes Yes
Integration with Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer Yes Yes Yes
Integration with Microsoft Update Yes Yes Yes