Using SQL 2005 Express and get the resulting cumulative database size exceed licensed limit of 4096M

Discussion in 'Update Services' started by M C, Feb 6, 2007.

  1. M C

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    I'm using Windows SUS 2.0 with SQL 2005 Express on a Windows server 2003. It
    works fine. Recently, I got the error message from the source MSSQL$WSUS
    with the message "CREATE DATABASE or ALTER DATABASE failed because the
    resulting cumulative database size would exceed your licensed limit of 4096
    MB per database." Does any one out there know how can I reduce the


    M C
    M C, Feb 6, 2007
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  2. That would depend on /why/ the database has reached 4GB in size.

    It could be that 4GB is the reasonably expected size of a WSUS database in
    your environment.

    To work around the 4GB limitation of SQL 2005 Express Edition, you can:
    [a] revert back to WMSDE which has no size limitations, or
    upgrade to SQL 2005 Workgroup Edition (which will cost you some $$$
    in server licensing and CALs)

    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCTS, MVP-Software Distribution
    Everything you need for WSUS is at
    And, everything else is at
    Lawrence Garvin \(MVP\), Feb 8, 2007
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