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Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express Engine Only

11.0.2100.20170521 | Updated: 21 May 2017



Downloads of v 11.0.2100.20170521:



Software Author(s):

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Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express Engine Only 11.0.2100.20170521

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To install Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express Engine Only, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express Engine Only, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express Engine Only, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade sqlserver2012express-engine -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade sqlserver2012express-engine -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure sqlserver2012express-engine installed
    name: sqlserver2012express-engine
    state: present
    version: 11.0.2100.20170521
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

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chocolatey_package 'sqlserver2012express-engine' do
  action    :install
  version  '11.0.2100.20170521'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: sqlserver2012express-engine,
    Version: 11.0.2100.20170521,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller sqlserver2012express-engine
   Name     = 'sqlserver2012express-engine'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '11.0.2100.20170521'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'sqlserver2012express-engine':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '11.0.2100.20170521',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install sqlserver2012express-engine version="11.0.2100.20170521" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This "engine only" package is a 120 MB download, rather than 1000 MB for the advanced installer. It does not include "Advanced Services (Full Text Search and Reporting Services), nor the Tools.

This package depends on the dotnet 3.5 package because the SQL Express installer seems to have difficulty resolving this dependency consistently on its own.

This package includes the SQL installer switches to do a default install with no instances as such:

/Action=Install /Role=AllFeatures_WithDefaults /IACCEPTSQLSERVERLICENSETERMS /Hideconsole /INDICATEPROGRESS /Q

The use of the "/Role" switch allows you to use additional switches to configure an instance while installing this package. A typical example is as follows (all one line - notice chocolatey style escaping that uses two single quotes for double quotes in sql setup switches.):


If you want to see progress add -InstallArgs '/INDICATEPROGRESS' when calling this package.

There is much more information about the many switches that can be used at installation time here:

Tested on: Server 2012 R2

$packageName = 'sqlserver2012express-engine'
$installerType = 'EXE'
$url = ''
$url64 = ''
$silentArgs = '/Action=Install /INSTANCENAME=SQLEXPRESS /Role=AllFeatures_WithDefaults /IACCEPTSQLSERVERLICENSETERMS /Hideconsole /Q'
$validExitCodes = @(0)
$InstallerLogLocation = "$env:temp\sql2012setup.log"

  Install-ChocolateyPackage "$packageName" "$installerType" "$silentArgs" "$url" "$url64"  -validExitCodes $validExitCodes

  "The installation of $packageName failed, please see installer log files at `"C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Setup Bootstrap\Log`" and `"$InstallerLogLocation`" for more details." | write-host -foregroundcolor yellow
If (Test-Path "$env:temp\chocolatey\$packageName") {Remove-Item "$env:temp\chocolatey\$packageName" -Recurse -Force}

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express Engine Only 11.0.2100.60 613 Sunday, February 1, 2015 Approved

Package version: 11.0.2100.20170521
Product Version: 11.0.2100.60
- fixed command line to include INSTANCENAME

This package has no dependencies.

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