Cloudbaseit Mssql Express

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latest/stable 6 6 09 Feb 2022
windows 2016 windows 2012r2 windows 2012
latest/edge 1 1 18 Mar 2021
windows 2012r2
juju deploy cloudbaseit-mssql-express
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2016 2012r2 2012


SQL Server Express Edition is a scaled down, free edition of SQL Server, which includes the core database engine. While there are no limitations on the number of databases or users supported, it is limited to using 1 processor socket, 1 GB memory and 10 GB database files.

More information about the differences between SQL Server editions can be found on the Microsoft website.


General Usage

To deploy a MSSQL Express service:

juju deploy cs:~cloudbaseit/mssql-express --series <supported_windows_series>


  • version - Choose the SQL Server Express version to be deployed. Supported versions: 2012, 2014. The installer specific to the version is downloaded from the Internet, checked for integrity with SHA1 checksum and then installed.

  • sa-password - Password used by the System Administrator special login.

  • installer-url - If provided, it overrides the default download url for the MSSQL installer. This should be provided, for example, when the MSSQL installer is found somewhere on a local web server.

NOTE: version and installer-url won't change anything in the charm if dynamically changed. This values are used only in the install hook, when service is installed.

SA password can be dynamically changed by:

juju set mssql-express sa-password=Password123

NOTE: sa-password must respect the minimum complexity policy enforced by Microsoft. More details on this page at the section Password Complexity.