Start64!The Microsoft® SQL Server® Express is a powerful and reliable free data management system that delivers a rich and reliable data store for lightweight Web Sites and desktop applications. Designed for easy deployment and rapid prototyping, this download includes support for Sysprep, Microsoft's System Preparation Utility for Microsoft Windows operating system deployment.

Note: Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 Express includes both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. SQLEXPR32_x86 is a smaller package that can be used to install SQL Server Express onto only 32-bit operating systems. SQLEXPR_x86 is the same product but supports installation onto both 32-bit and 64-bit (WoW) operating systems. SQLEXPR_x64 is a native 64-bit SQL Server express and supports installation onto only 64-bit operating systems. There is no other difference between these packages. Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 Express is not supported on IA64 systems.


  • ENU\x64\SQLEXPR_x64_ENU.exe 132.3 MB
  • ENU\x64\SQLEXPRADV_x64_ENU.exe 1.3 GB
  • ENU\x64\SQLEXPRWT_x64_ENU.exe 669.9 MB
  • ENU\x64\SqlLocalDB.MSI 33.0 MB
  • ENU\x64\SQLManagementStudio_x64_ENU.exe 600.2 MB
  • ENU\x86\SQLEXPR_x86_ENU.exe 116.7 MB
  • ENU\x86\SQLEXPR32_x86_ENU.exe 101.5 MB
  • ENU\x86\SQLEXPRADV_x86_ENU.exe 1.3 GB
  • ENU\x86\SQLEXPRWT_x86_ENU.exe 706.1 MB
  • ENU\x86\SqlLocaLDB.MSI 27.7 MB
  • ENU\x86\SQLManagementStudio_x86_ENU.exe 614.9 MB

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