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Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition


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#1 frankp316

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Posted 26 May 2016 - 11:05 AM

Today Secunia tells me that Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition is "end of life". I don't know what it does. I assume it runs in the background. But I don't know what to do with it. It's listed in Revo so I could remove it. But the removal could affect other things. So rather than do something stupid, I thought I would ask about it and someone who knows something about this will point me in the right direction. Secunia did not say the program could be updated. It says "end of life" and the "click to update" link goes to a more recent version of Microsoft SQL Server. Again, I thought it would be best to ask about it before doing anything.



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Posted 26 May 2016 - 12:28 PM

This situation is not limited to Win 7 users and has been reported on for more than a year: http://www.infoworld.com/article/2910315/database/sql-server-2005s-end-of-life-clock-is-ticking-down.html

 

I have an as-of-yet-unanswered thread started in the PSI forum: https://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/15686/ms_sql_server_2005_compact_edition_is_end_of_life



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Posted 26 May 2016 - 02:17 PM

Well...my question would be...why was it ever installed on a PC that is not in an enterprise environment?  What value can it possibly represent to a user?

 

http://searchsqlserver.techtarget.com/definition/SQL-Server

 

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Posted 26 May 2016 - 05:45 PM

I bought the PC as a refurb so no doubt it was originally a business PC and of course the company doesn't change anything when they resell it. So can I just get rid of SQL if it isn't necessary?



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Posted 26 May 2016 - 06:22 PM

I would...I see no value in having a program installed which does not cater to what I do on my systems.

 

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Posted 28 May 2016 - 04:19 AM

Thanks Louis. I removed it last night using Revo and everything is back to normal. 



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Posted 28 May 2016 - 07:53 AM

:thumbup2: , happy computing :).

 

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