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During the installation of Visual Studio 11, why SQL Server Express is not installed together?
SQL Server Express is need for Visual Studio 11. You need to get a disk containing SQL server Express. Install it. then you need to install the actual Visual studio software. You may try buying a premium version of visual studio and SQL server express.
The software work fine and is a very good technology to rely upon. You may install at trial pack, however some features are disabled. Some manipulated versions are also available in some sites.
Try downloading them. Your purpose, if for a student or for some small software building will be solved. Naturally, you need to first install SQL server express.