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I have developed desktop application which is client server technology like with sql server 2014.

I have create setup for exe software. Do i have to install sql server 2014 at client Side?

Kindly guide me asap


Nandan Navale

What I have tried:

I am thinking about sql express edition but i have no idea how it work. How i will attached my database or run sql script
Updated 14-Apr-23 23:02pm

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Do i have to install sql server 2014 at client Side?
Not if you have a true Client - Server application that connects to the server.
Installing SQL Server with an installer is a bit complicated, for this I would recommend: Inno Setup Dependency Installer[^]

As SQL Server is complicated to install with your application, you might be interested in PostgreSQL which is much simpler to bundle with your application, see example here: how to make instalation postgresql binaries with inno setup[^]

If your application is meant to work standalone and does not need a server, it maybe simpler to use: LiteDB :: A .NET embedded NoSQL database[^]
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