Profiler for SQL Server 2005/2008 Express Edition

During an interaction session with one of my clients, they popped up a question – Is it possible to use a profiler in SQL Server Express Editions to see how queries are being resolved? I had no answer as I knew that SQL Server profiler was not supported on Express Edition

On doing some research, I found a nice tool that lets you profile SQL Express Databases. It’s called “SQL Server 2005/2008 Express Profiler”. SQL Server Express Edition Profiler provides most of the functionality a standard profiler does, such as choosing events to profile, setting filters, etc.

I hope you find the tool useful!

What’s a SQL Server Profiler?

SQL Server Profiler shows how SQL Server resolves queries internally. This allows administrators to see exactly what Transact-SQL statements or Multi-Dimensional Expressions are submitted to the server and how the server accesses the database or cube to return result sets.

About The Author

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Ovidiu Rus said...

Thanks for the link!

Kirste Purt said...

Dude this is an awesome blog!

Tom said...
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Tom said...

This works great when replaying trace results