Export (0) Print
Expand All

Features Supported by the Editions of SQL Server 2005

SQL Server 2005

Updated: 15 September 2007

Use the following tables to determine which features are supported by the various editions of Microsoft SQL Server 2005. For information about the advanced capabilities in SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition, see the Empowering Enterprise Solutions white paper.

The following abbreviations represent SQL Server 2005 editions:

  • EE = SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition
  • DE = SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition
  • SE = SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition
  • WG = SQL Server 2005 Workgroup Edition
  • SSE = SQL Server 2005 Express Edition
  • SSEA = SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services

Features/Database Engine Enhancements EE (32-bit) EE (64-bit) DE (32-bit) DE (64-bit) SE (32-bit) SE (64-bit) WG (32-bit) SSE (32-bit) SSEA (32-bit)

Programmability Features

 

 

 

 

 

Microsoft .NET Framework

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Common language runtime integration

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

User-defined Aggregates

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

User-defined Data Types

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

User-defined Functions

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

SQL Server Managed Provider (managed data access)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

DML/DDL Triggers

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Logon Triggers

Yes5

Yes5

Yes5

Yes5

Yes5

Eventing

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Vardecimal Storage Format

Yes5

No

No

No

No

Features/Database Engine Enhancements

EE (32-bit)

EE (64-bit)

DE (32-bit)

DE (64-bit)

SE (32-bit)

SE (64-bit)

WG (32-bit)

SSE (32-bit)

SSEA (32-bit)

Data Types

 

 

 

 

 

CLR User-defined Data Types

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

New XML Data Type

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Features/Database Engine Enhancements

EE (32-bit)

EE (64-bit)

DE (32-bit)

DE (64-bit)

SE (32-bit)

SE (64-bit)

WG (32-bit)

SSE (32-bit)

SSEA (32-bit)

Transact-SQL Enhancements

 

 

 

 

 

Exception Handling

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Extensions for Querying Support

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

FOR XML Enhancements

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Intrinsics (String Function)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

LOB Programming Model

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

New Analytic Functions (Ranking)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

New Apply Operator (Relational Operator)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

New Pivot and Unpivot Operators (Relational Operators)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Notification Support

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Recursive Queries

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Top Enhancements

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Distributed Query

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Features/Database Engine Enhancements

EE (32-bit)

EE (64-bit)

DE (32-bit)

DE (64-bit)

SE (32-bit)

SE (64-bit)

WG (32-bit)

SSE (32-bit)

SSEA (32-bit)

Full-Text Search Enhancements

 

 

 

 

 

Full-Text Linked Server Queries

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Full-Text Search Across Multiple Columns

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Specification of Language in Query

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Service Broker

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes4

Yes4

HTTP Support (Native HTTP)

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

Features/Database Engine Enhancements

EE (32-bit)

EE (64-bit)

DE (32-bit)

DE (64-bit)

SE (32-bit)

SE (64-bit)

WG (32-bit)

SSE (32-bit)

SSEA (32-bit)

Manageability Features

 

 

 

 

 

Backup and Restore of Full-text Catalogs

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Full-text catalogs included in database attach/detach operations

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Full-Text Search Upgrade

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Query Against Views (Formerly Indexing of Views)

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

Indexing of XML Datatype

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Index Performance Improvements (formerly Inline Gathering , MSSearch 3.0)

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

Parallel Service Security (formerly Security Context Change)

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

Rich Status Reporting

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

Features/Database Engine Enhancements

EE (32-bit)

EE (64-bit)

DE (32-bit)

DE (64-bit)

SE (32-bit)

SE (64-bit)

WG (32-bit)

SSE (32-bit)

SSEA (32-bit)

Security Features

 

 

 

 

 

All Permissions Grantable

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Encryption

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Fine-Grained Administration Rights

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Integrated Security for SQL Authorization

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Separation of Users and Schema

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Common Criteria Compliance

Yes5

No

No

No

No

Features/Database Engine Enhancements

EE (32-bit)

EE (64-bit)

DE (32-bit)

DE (64-bit)

SE (32-bit)

SE (64-bit)

WG (32-bit)

SSE (32-bit)

SSEA (32-bit)

Availability Features (Database Failure and Redundancy)

 

 

 

 

 

Failover Clustering

Yes

2-node

No

No

No

Multi-Instance Support

50

16

16

16

16

Database Mirroring

Yes

Safety FULL only

No

No; can be used as a witness

No; can be used as a witness

Log Shipping

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

Database Snapshot

Yes

No

No

No

No

Features/Database Engine Enhancements

EE (32-bit)

EE (64-bit)

DE (32-bit)

DE (64-bit)

SE (32-bit)

SE (64-bit)

WG (32-bit)

SSE (32-bit)

SSEA (32-bit)

Database Maintenance Features

 

 

 

 

 

Data and Backup Checksum Integrity Checks

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Dedicated Administrator Connection

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes1

Yes1

Dynamic AWE

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Database Available during Recovery Undo

Yes

No

No

No

No

Hot Add Memory2

Yes

No

No

No

No

Mirrored Backup Media

Yes

No

No

No

No

Online Index Operations

Yes

No

No

No

No

Page Restore

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Online Page and File Restore

Yes

No

No

No

No

Parallel Index Operations

Yes

No

No

No

No

Features/Database Engine Enhancements

EE (32-bit)

EE (64-bit)

DE (32-bit)

DE (64-bit)

SE (32-bit)

SE (64-bit)

WG (32-bit)

SSE (32-bit)

SSEA (32-bit)

XML Features

 

 

 

 

 

XML Datatype

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Xquery Support

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

XML Data Manipulation Language (XML DML)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

XML Views

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

FOR XML Enhancements

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

XML Type System Support (XML Schema Support)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Features/Database Engine Enhancements

EE (32-bit)

EE (64-bit)

DE (32-bit)

DE (64-bit)

SE (32-bit)

SE (64-bit)

WG (32-bit)

SSE (32-bit)

SSEA (32-bit)

Scalability and Performance Features

 

 

 

 

 

Database Engine Tuning Advisor (Replaces Index Tuning Wizard)

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

Updateable Distributed Partitioned Views

Yes

No

No

No

No

Enhanced Read-ahead and Scan (Super Scan)

Yes

No

No

No

No

Indexed Views (Materialized Views)3

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Multiple Active Result Sets (MARS)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Persisted Computed Columns

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Queuing Support

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Snapshot Isolation Level (Row-level Versioning)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Table and Index Partitioning

Yes

No

No

No

No

VIA Support

Yes

No

No

No

No

Parallel DBCC

Yes

No

No

No

No

Features/Database Engine Enhancements

EE (32-bit)

EE (64-bit)

DE (32-bit)

DE (64-bit)

SE (32-bit)

SE (64-bit)

WG (32-bit)

SSE (32-bit)

SSEA (32-bit)

International Features (Collation, Character Support, and Global Deployment)

 

 

 

 

 

Complex Script/Bi-directional Support

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

GB18030 Support

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Surrogate Support

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Language Pack

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

1The Dedicated Administrator Connection feature for SQL Server Express Edition is supported with the trace flag 7806. For more information about trace flags, see the "Trace Flags (Transact-SQL)" topic in SQL Server 2005 Books Online.

2This feature requires SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition and is only available for 64-bit SQL Server 2005, and for 32-bit SQL Server when AWE is enabled.

3This feature is supported in all editions of SQL Server 2005, except that indexed view-to-query matching by the Query Optimizer is supported only in Enterprise Edition and Developer Edition. Indexed views can be created in all editions of SQL Server 2005, and queried by name using the NOEXPAND hint.

4 SQL Server Express or SQL Server Express with Advanced Services can exchange Service Broker messages with other editions of SQL Server. Messages between two instances of SQL Server Express or SQL Server Express with Advanced Services must be routed through another edition of SQL Server. For example, SQL Server Standard Edition or SQL Server Enterprise Edition.

5This feature is available in SQL Server 2005 SP2 and later versions.

The following abbreviations represent SQL Server 2005 editions:

  • EE = SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition
  • DE = SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition
  • SE = SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition
  • WG = SQL Server 2005 Workgroup Edition
  • SSE = SQL Server 2005 Express Edition
  • SSEA = SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services

Features/Management Tools Enhancements EE (32-bit) DE (32-bit) EE (64-bit) DE (64-bit) SE (32-bit) WG (32-bit) SE (64-bit) SSE (32-bit) SSEA (32-bit)

Programmability Features

 

 

 

 

 

 

Design Tools Enhancements

 

 

 

 

 

 

Query Designer

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Query Editor

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

MDX Query Editor

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

MDX IntelliSense

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Transact-SQL IntelliSense

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Version Control Support

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

XML/A

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Features/Management Tools Enhancements

EE (32-bit)

DE (32-bit)

EE (64-bit)

DE (64-bit)

SE (32-bit)

WG (32-bit)

SE (64-bit)

SSE (32-bit)

SSEA (32-bit)

Management Programming

 

 

 

 

 

SQL Server Management Objects (SMO)

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

WMI Configuration Provider

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Manageability Features

 

 

 

 

 

Configuration

 

 

 

 

 

SQL Server Configuration Manager, MMC Snap-in

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Features/Management Tools Enhancements

EE (32-bit)

DE (32-bit)

EE (64-bit)

DE (64-bit)

SE (32-bit)

WG (32-bit)

SE (64-bit)

SSE (32-bit)

SSEA (32-bit)

Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

Microsoft Visual Studio Integration

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

New Dialog Style (Fully Scriptable and Schedulable User Interface)

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

SQL Server Management Studio

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

SQL Server Management Studio Express (a subset of SQL Server Management Studio)

Master Server

Yes (automatic)

Yes (manual)

No

No

No

No

Target Server

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Features/Management Tools Enhancements

EE (32-bit)

DE (32-bit)

EE (64-bit)

DE (64-bit)

SE (32-bit)

WG (32-bit)

SE (64-bit)

SSE (32-bit)

SSEA (32-bit)

Operations

 

 

 

 

 

 

Microsoft Operations Manager pack for SQL Server 2005

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

SQLCMD Command Prompt Tools (formerly OLESQL)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

SQL Server Agent Job Reuse

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

SQL Server Agent Performance Counters

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

SQL Server Agent Scheduling

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

SQL Server Agent Security

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

SQL Server Agent Subsystems for OLAP and SSIS

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

SQL Server Agent

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

Web Assistant

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

SQL Mail

Yes on 32-bit

No on 64-bit

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Database Mail

Yes on 32-bit

No on 64-bit

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Features/Management Tools Enhancements

EE (32-bit)

DE (32-bit)

EE (64-bit)

DE (64-bit)

SE (32-bit)

WG (32-bit)

SE (64-bit)

SSE (32-bit)

SSEA (32-bit)

Scalability and Performance

 

 

 

 

 

 

Database Engine Tuning Advisor

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

Performance Counter Correlation

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

SQL Server Profiler Enhancements

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

Profiling Analysis Services

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

Exportable Showplan and Deadlock Traces

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

Features/Management Tools Enhancements

EE (32-bit)

DE (32-bit)

EE (64-bit)

DE (64-bit)

SE (32-bit)

WG (32-bit)

SE (64-bit)

SSE (32-bit)

SSEA (32-bit)

International Features (Collation, Character Support, and Global Deployment)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Complex Script/ Bi-directional Support

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

GB18030 Support

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Surrogate Support

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

The following abbreviations represent SQL Server 2005 editions:

  • EE = SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition
  • DE = SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition
  • SE = SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition
  • WG = SQL Server 2005 Workgroup Edition
  • SSE = SQL Server 2005 Express Edition
  • SSEA = SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services

Features/Analysis Services Enhancements EE (32-bit) DE (32-bit) EE (64-bit) DE (64-bit) SE (32-bit) WG (32-bit) SSE (32-bit) SSEA (32-bit) SE (64-bit)

Programmability Features

 

 

 

 

.NET Framework

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

.NET Stored Procedures

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Cross Platform, Zero Footprint Client Access

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

Native XML Web services

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

HTTP access

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

Binary and compressed XML transport

Yes

No

No

No

No

Manageability Features

 

 

 

 

Auto Referential Integrity Handling

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

Capture and Replay

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

Fine-Grain Administration Rights

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

Profiler

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

Trace

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

Flight Recorder

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

Features/Analysis Services Enhancements

EE (32-bit)

DE (32-bit)

EE (64-bit)

DE (64-bit)

SE (32-bit)

WG (32-bit)

SSE (32-bit)

SSEA (32-bit)

SE (64-bit)

Management Programming Features

 

 

 

 

Analysis Management Objects (AMO and DMO)

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

Availability Features

 

 

 

 

Enhanced Backup and Restore

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

Failover Clustering

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

Multi-Instances

50

16

No

No

16

Server Synchs

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

Features/Analysis Services Enhancements

EE (32-bit)

DE (32-bit)

EE (64-bit)

DE (64-bit)

SE (32-bit)

WG (32-bit)

SSE (32-bit)

SSEA (32-bit)

SE (64-bit)

Business Intelligence Features

 

 

 

 

 

Auto Packaging and Deployment

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

Business Intelligence Wizard

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

Data Source Views Management

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

Integrated Business Intelligence Development Studio

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

Autobuild Builder Technology

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

MDX Debugger

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

Multi-Partition Editor

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

Source Control and Versioning

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

Unified Calculation Editor

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

Features/Analysis Services Enhancements

EE (32-bit)

DE (32-bit)

EE (64-bit)

DE (64-bit)

SE (32-bit)

WG (32-bit)

SSE (32-bit)

SSEA (32-bit)

SE (64-bit)

Data Mining Features

 

 

 

 

 

Enhanced Integrated OLAP and Data Mining Functionality (MDX Prediction function, DM dimensions)

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

Parallelism for model processing

Yes

No

No

No

No

Parallelism for model prediction

Yes

No

No

No

No

Text-Mining Term Extraction Transformation (SSIS)

Yes

No

No

No

No

Text-Mining Term Lookup Transform (SSIS)

Yes

No

No

No

No

Data Mining Query Transformation (SSIS)

Yes

No

No

No

No

Data Mining Processing Destination (SSIS)

Yes

No

No

No

No

Algorithm Plug-in API

Yes

No

No

No

No

Algorithm Viewers

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

Data Mining Tools (including Wizards, Editors, Query Builders, Lift Chart)

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

Standard Data Mining Algorithms

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

Advanced configuration and tuning options for Data Mining algorithms

Yes

No

No

No

No

Reporting Integration with DM Prediction Queries

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

Features/Analysis Services Enhancements

EE (32-bit)

DE (32-bit)

EE (64-bit)

DE (64-bit)

SE (32-bit)

WG (32-bit)

SSE (32-bit)

SSEA (32-bit)

SE (64-bit)

Advanced Analytic Features

 

 

 

 

 

Account Intelligence

Yes

No

No

No

No

Cross-database/cross-server linked measures and dimensions

Yes

No

No

No

No

Metadata translations

Yes

No

No

No

No

Perspectives

Yes

No

No

No

No

Semi-additive Measures

Yes

No

No

No

No

Writeback Dimensions

Yes

No

No

No

No

Features/Analysis Services Enhancements

EE (32-bit)

DE (32-bit)

EE (64-bit)

DE (64-bit)

SE (32-bit)

WG (32-bit)

SSE (32-bit)

SSEA (32-bit)

SE (64-bit)

Data Warehouse Building Features

 

 

 

 

 

Create cubes without database

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Auto-generate Staging and Data Warehouse Schema

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Auto-generate DTS Packages for Updating Data Warehouse Data

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Extended Dimensional Modeling Features

 

 

 

 

 

Measure expressions

Yes

No

No

No

No

Scalability and Performance Features

 

 

 

 

Proactive Caching

Yes

No

No

No

No

Auto Parallel Partition Processing

Yes

No

No

No

No

Partitioned Cubes

Yes

No

No

No

No

Distributed Partitioned Cubes

Yes

No

No

No

No

1In SQL Server Standard Edition, you can have a maximum of 5000 attributes in any single column in a data mining model. This limitation also applies to values in nested tables. For more information, see article ID 932609 in the Microsoft Knowledge Base.

The following abbreviations represent SQL Server 2005 editions:

  • EE = SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition
  • DE = SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition
  • SE = SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition
  • WG = SQL Server 2005 Workgroup Edition
  • SSE = SQL Server 2005 Express Edition
  • SSEA = SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services

Features/Reporting Services Enhancements EE (32-bit) DE (32-bit) EE (64-bit) DE (64-bit) SE (32-bit) SE (64-bit) WG (32-bit) SSE (32-bit) SSEA (32-bit)

Support for remote and nonrelational data sources

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

DHTML, Excel, PDF, and Image rendering extensions

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

MHTML, CSV, XML, and Null rendering extensions

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

E-mail and file share delivery extensions

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Custom data processing, delivery, and rendering extensions

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Custom report items

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Custom authentication extensions

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

Report caching

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Report history

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Scheduling

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Subscriptions

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Data-driven subscriptions

Yes

No

No

No

No

User-defined role definitions

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Report model data sources

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

Report model item security

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Support for infinite clickthrough in ad hoc reports

Yes

No

No

No

No

Report Builder

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

Report Manager

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

SQL Server Management Studio

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

Report Designer in Business Intelligence Development Studio

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes¹

Report server scale-out deployment

Yes

No

No

No

No

For information on additional Reporting Services features available in SQL Server 2005, see "Reporting Services Features" in SQL Server 2005 Books Online.

¹ Business Intelligence Development Studio is installed by using SQL Server 2005 Express Edition Toolkit. For more information, see SQL Server Express Toolkit in SQL Server 2005 Express Edition Books Online.

 In the Workgroup Edition and Express Edition with Advanced Services, Reporting Services only supports relational databases on the local Database Engine instance.

The following abbreviations represent SQL Server 2005 editions:

  • EE = SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition
  • DE = SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition
  • SE = SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition
  • WG = SQL Server 2005 Workgroup Edition
  • SSE = SQL Server 2005 Express Edition
  • SSEA = SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services

Features/Notification Services Enhancements EE (32-bit) DE (32-bit) EE (64-bit) DE (64-bit) SE (32-bit) WG (32-bit) SSE (32-bit) SSEA (32-bit) SE (64-bit)

Notification Services SDK (API, NSControl, ICF/ADF)

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

Notification Services Engine and Client components

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

Scalability (Parallelism, Multicast, Distributed deployment)

Yes

No

No

No

No

The following abbreviations represent SQL Server 2005 editions:

  • EE = SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition
  • DE = SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition
  • SE = SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition
  • WG = SQL Server 2005 Workgroup Edition
  • SSE = SQL Server 2005 Express Edition
  • SSEA = SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services

Features/Integration Services Enhancements EE (32-bit) DE (32-bit) EE (64-bit) DE (64-bit) SE (32-bit) WG (32-bit) SSE (32-bit) SSEA (32-bit) SE (64-bit)

SQL Server Import and Export Wizard and supporting connections, source and destination adapters, and tasks

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Execute SQL Task

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

OLE DB Source and Destination Adapters

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

SSIS command prompt tools

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

SSIS Package Designer

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Legacy support for DTS packages

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

SSIS Service

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

All other source and destination adapters, tasks, and transformations, except for those listed below

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

Data Mining Query Transformation

Yes

No

No

No

No

Data Mining Model Training Destination Adapter

Yes

No

No

No

No

Fuzzy Grouping Transformation

Yes

No

No

No

No

Fuzzy Lookup Transformation

Yes

No

No

No

No

Term Extraction Transformation

Yes

No

No

No

No

Term Lookup Transformation

Yes

No

No

No

No

Slowly Changing Dimension Transformation and Wizard

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Dimension Processing Destination Adapter

Yes

No

No

No

No

Partition Processing Destination Adapter

Yes

No

No

No

No

The following abbreviations represent SQL Server 2005 editions:

  • EE = SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition
  • DE = SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition
  • SE = SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition
  • WG = SQL Server 2005 Workgroup Edition
  • SSE = SQL Server 2005 Express Edition
  • SSEA = SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services

Features/Replication Enhancements EE (32-bit) DE (32-bit) EE (64-bit) DE (64-bit) 4 SE (32-bit) WG (32-bit) SSE (32-bit) SSEA (32-bit) SE (64-bit)

Merge replication

Yes

Yes

Yes1

Subscriber only2

Yes

Merge replication over HTTPS (Web Synchronization)

Yes

Yes

Yes1

Subscriber only2

Yes

Transactional replication

Yes

Yes

Yes1

Subscriber only3

Yes

Snapshot replication

Yes

Yes

Yes

Subscriber only

Yes

Non-SQL Server Subscribers

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

Oracle publishing

Yes

No

No

No

No

Peer-to-peer transactional replication

Yes

No

No

No

No

1If an instance of WG is used as a Publisher, it supports a maximum of 25 subscriptions to all merge publications and 5 subscriptions to all transactional publications. It supports an unlimited number of subscriptions to snapshot publications.

2You cannot configure SQL Server 2005 Express Edition or SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services as a Publisher or Distributor for any type of replication. However, SQL Server 2005 Express Edition or SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services can be a Subscriber, and merge replication allows changes to be replicated in both directions between a Publisher and Subscriber.

3 SQL Server 2005 Express Edition or SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services do not support queued updating using pull subscriptions. It does support queued updating using push subscriptions and immediate updating using push or pull subscriptions (immediate updating requires that Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator (MS DTC) be running on the same computer as the SQL Server 2005 Express Edition or SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services instance).

4Replication supports 32-bit and 64-bit versions of SQL Server in the same topology. All replication features are supported on the 64-bit version with the following considerations:

  • Push subscriptions from a 64-bit Distributor require the appropriate 64-bit OLEDB provider or ODBC driver at the Distributor; pull subscriptions from a 64-bit Subscriber require the appropriate 64-bit provider or driver at the Subscriber. For more information about push and pull subscriptions, see Subscribing to Publications.
  • To use Windows Synchronization Manager on a 64-bit Subscriber that is running in Windows on Windows mode (WOW), you must launch the executable mobsync.exe directly from the \Windows\Syswow64 directory, rather than from the Start menu. Launching the executable directly ensures the correct version is used. For more information about WOW, see Hardware and Software Requirements for Installing SQL Server 2005. For more information about Windows Synchronization Manager, see Windows Synchronization Manager.
  • Transformable push subscriptions from a 64-bit Distributor are not supported, because the necessary 64-bit Data Transformation Services (DTS) components are not available. Pull subscriptions from a 32-bit installation of SQL Server 2005 should work with a 64-bit Publisher or Distributor. For more information about transformable subscriptions, see Transforming Published Data.

Release History

15 September 2007

Changed content:
  • Added a link to a SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition white paper.
  • Changed support status for "Measure expressions" in Analysis Services.
  • Updated support status for "Service Broker" in SQL Server 2005 Express Editions.
  • Added support for "Encryption."
  • Added support for "Vardecimal Storage Format" in SQL Server 2005 SP2 and later versions.
  • Added support for "Logon Triggers" in SQL Server 2005 SP2 and later versions.
  • Added support for "Common Criteria Compliance" in SQL Server 2005 SP2 and later versions.
  • Added support "Piecemeal restore".
  • Added support for "Merge replication over HTTPS (Web Synchronization)".
  • Added description of limitation on number of mining attributes in Standard Edition.
  • Added support for indexing of the xml data type on SQL Server 2005 Express Edition and SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services.

12 December 2006

Changed content:
  • Removed footnote stating that the Microsoft OLE DB Provider for DB2 is not supported on Itanium architecture.
  • Added support information for "Custom report items" in Reporting Services.
  • Removed reference to "High availability upgrade" feature.

17 July 2006

Changed content:
  • Documented support for Microsoft .NET stored procedures on all editions of SQL Server 2005

5 December 2005

Changed content:
  • Documented support for the Dedicated Administrator Connection feature for SQL Server 2005 Express Edition.
  • Added support information for SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services.
Was this page helpful?
(1500 characters remaining)
Thank you for your feedback

Community Additions

ADD
Show:
© 2014 Microsoft