SQL Server Agent for Express Editions - by vs2015junkie

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  Won't Fix<br /><br />
		Due to several factors the product team decided to focus its efforts on other items.<br /><br />
		A more detailed explanation for the resolution of this particular item may have been provided in the comments section.

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ID 427885 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Suggestion Repros 0
Opened 3/28/2009 8:18:26 AM
Access Restriction Public


It would be great if SQL Server Express Editions also include SQL Server agent.  For developers that need to get a development environment up and running quickly especially using the Web Platform installer, lacking the SQL Server Agent service is a sorely missed feature when creating jobs etc. that require this service.
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Posted by Microsoft on 7/1/2009 at 4:38 PM

I just wanted to let you know that we decided to keep SQL Agent available only in paid editions of SQL Server. Therefore we resolved your defect as “won’t fix”.

Thank you one more time for sharing your feedback.

Krzysztof Kozielczyk (Microsoft)
Posted by Microsoft on 4/3/2009 at 10:45 AM

Thank you for sharing your feedback. We’re glad that you like the Web installer and that you find it working for you (except for the lack of SQL Agent).

We will definitely discuss the possible ways to making it easier to get SQL Agent installed. I will let you know once we make any progress on that.

Krzysztof Kozielczyk (Microsoft)