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I have developed a desktop application which database is in sql server 2008 R2.
When i want to run this application on another computer i have to install SQL server 2008.
Is there any option which help help me to avoid installation of Sql server.
at the time of installing the application a lighter version of sql installed on that system; so that i dont have to install sql server individually.

waiting for an affirmative answer.
Thanks in advance.
Mehdi Gholam 17-Nov-11 2:59am
Just check if a SQL Server exists on that system and create your database in that.

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Depending on whether you want your application to be network capable, you could use an embedded database, such as SQL Server CE[^], or SQLite[^].

Hope this helps
RaviRanjanKr 17-Nov-11 3:08am
Nice Answer, My 5!
Wayne Gaylard 17-Nov-11 3:15am
Reiss 17-Nov-11 3:27am
could answer and links +5
Wayne Gaylard 17-Nov-11 3:35am
sahabiswarup 17-Nov-11 4:45am
i have already created my database in SQL Server 2008 R2; can you please tell me what should i do if i want to use SQLite
Wayne Gaylard 17-Nov-11 4:58am
There is a good tutorial for using SQLite with .Net here
sahabiswarup 17-Nov-11 5:00am
thanks you very much...
Wayne Gaylard 17-Nov-11 5:06am
No worries - glad I could help :)

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