This is the second post in the series – MOSS Scripted Installation. If you are going to install MOSS in single server – basic edition on SQL Server Express 2005 Edition, these downloads are highly recommended for what we are going to do.

SQL Server 2005 Express Edition Downloads (If you are using SQL Server 2005 Express Edition)

Install Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services

In addition to the features of SQL Server Express, certain additional capabilities are also available as part of Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services (SQL Server Express). SQL Server Express with Advanced Services contains the following features:

SQL Server Management Studio Express, a graphical management tool based on SQL Server Management Studio that makes it easy to manage and administer SQL Server Express databases.

Reporting Services, an integrated report creation and design environment to create reports.

Full-Text Search, a powerful search engine for searching text-intensive data.

Download (234 MB)

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition Toolkit

SQL Server Express Toolkit provides tools and resources to manage Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition, and to create reports by using SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services. The kit includes Connectivity Components, Business Intelligence Development Studio, Management Studio Express, and a Software Development Kit. To create reports by using Reporting Services, you must use Business Intelligence Development Studio.

Download (223.9 MB)

In my installation, I have not installed the above two, except for

SQL Server Management Studio Express

SQL Server Management Studio Express is installed by running the setup program for either SQL Server Express with Advanced Services or SQL Server Express Toolkit. Before you install SQL Server Management Studio Express, you must install MSXML 6.0.

Download ** (43.1 MB)

Next: Preparing for MOSS Scripted Installation

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