Microsoft SQL Server Profiler in SQL Server Management Studio Express

This short article let you know one of the best tools I always use, SQL Server Profiler, is now available in Express edition.

I realized SQL Server Profiler is available in SQL Server Express 2014. I did not go back and check SQL Server 2012.

I tested it in the following way.

1. Open SQL Management Studio 2014.

2. Click Tools -> SQL Server Profiler.

Just click Run after this. You do not need to put in the file name or table name.


3. Open Visual Studio 2015 with TailspinSpyworks. You can still download it here

4. Click Continue to run. Sometime you see Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer depend on the Windows operating system you are using.



Once the application is start.


You will see the record is reading from MS SQL Server in the SQL Server Profile.


About chanmingman

Since March 2011 Microsoft Live Spaces migrated to Wordpress ( till now, I have is over 1 million viewers. This blog is about more than 50% telling you how to resolve error messages, especial for Microsoft products. The blog also has a lot of guidance teaching you how to get stated certain Microsoft technologies. The blog also uses as a help to keep my memory. The blog is never meant to give people consulting services or silver bullet solutions. It is a contribution to the community. Thanks for your support over the years. Ming Man is Microsoft MVP since year 2006. He is a software development manager for a multinational company. With 25 years of experience in the IT field, he has developed system using Clipper, COBOL, VB5, VB6, VB.NET, Java and C #. He has been using Visual Studio (.NET) since the Beta back in year 2000. He and the team have developed many projects using .NET platform such as SCM, and HR based applications. He is familiar with the N-Tier design of business application and is also an expert with database experience in MS SQL, Oracle and AS 400.
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