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I installed VS2010 Ultimate while ago whithout installing SQL Server Express. I also installed SP1 and Lightswitch over it.

Now I changed my mind. I tried add/remove features but now that option is not available any more. What can I do about it?

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You can't just install SQL Express off of Microsoft's website?? – surfasb Jun 27 '12 at 1:39
I'm not sure which version comes shipped with VS2010 – usr-local-ΕΨΗΕΛΩΝ Jun 27 '12 at 10:41
@djechelon, I'm quite sure that it is the 2008 one... – kokbira Aug 7 '12 at 22:07
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The issue

On VS2010 Ultimate installer, I cannot found on add/remove resources/features any option to add/remove SQL Server Express...

options to add/remove

Solution 1

Browse the DVD contents. On \WCU\SSE you can find the SQL Server Express x86 and x64 installers:


Solution 2

Go to > Download Center > Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 Express, download and install SQL Server Express.

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