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- Does Express Agent connect to both local and remote instances?
- I'm a developer and want to distribute Express Agent with my own applications. Is this possible?
- Can you tell me a bit more about Express Agent?
Yes. If you intend to deploy over 10 licences per annum of Express Agent we can do a number of things for you like preferential pricing, own branding etc. More details are available here.
Yes. Express Agent is a product that is programmed by Vale Software that allows you to easily and quickly schedule jobs and backups for SQL Express. SQL Express is a free database by Microsoft but it is not supplied with a SQL Agent so it cannot easily schedule backups and other jobs without writing lines of code. Express Agent not only makes scheduling jobs easier within the stylish graphical interface, it also includes wizards to get you quickly started. The real strength of Vale Software's program is their really easy to navigate interface, they have been built with the user in mind. Express Agent has full event logging, email notification and the ability to import and export job settings. Express Agent comes in two parts, a client program (Job Builder) to design the jobs and a server program to run the jobs at the set time. The job builder is designed to work on Windows 98, Me, NT, 2000, XP and Windows Servers 2000 & 2003. The server program runs as an NT service on Windows NT, 2000, XP and Windows Servers 2000 & 2003. More details are available here.