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Use SQL Server Express to Create a Tuning Database

Speech Server 2007

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Use Microsoft SQL??Server 2005 Express Edition (SQL??Server Express) to create and view a tuning database if a different version of Microsoft SQL??Server 2005 is not installed. SQL??Server Express supports a single processor, and a maximum database size of 4 GB.

Use the sqlcmd utility from the command prompt window to create an empty tuning database. For more information about sqlcmd, see Using the sqlcmd Utility (SQL Server Express).

To create a new tuning database
  1. Open the Command Prompt window.

  2. Locate the directory that contains sqlcmd.exe.

    By default, the path is %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft SQL??Server\90\Tools\Binn.

  3. At the command prompt, type a command using the following syntax to connect to a SQL??Server Express server.

    The SQL??Server (SQLExpress) service must be started if it is not running.

    sqlcmd -S myComputerName\SQLExpress

    Notice that the command prompt changes to a number one with an angle bracket (1>).

  4. Use an SQL query to create a new database, for example:

  5. Type QUIT to return to the command prompt window.

Use the MSSLogToDatabase command-line utility to import Speech Server trace log files into the tuning database. See the following example syntax, which identifies the server as SQL??Server Express and uses the /noencrypt flag to specify an unencrypted connection. SQL??Server Express supports only unencrypted connections.

MSSLogToDatabase *.etl /database:myTuningDB /server:.\sqlexpress /noencrypt

For more information, see Import Log Files into the Tuning Database.

Use Analytics and Tuning Studio to view and analyze speech application log data contained in a Speech Server tuning database. To specify that the server is running SQL??Server Express, identify the server using the text .\sqlexpress in the Connection Properties dialog box.