SQL Server Agent (SQLEXPRESS)

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I have a very important alert! You have installed SQL Server 2014 Express Edition and you want to enable SQL Agent Express. Guess what? YOU CAN’T!

SQL Server 2014 Express has SQL Server Agent installed and not enabled. Even you try to enable it, you will lose this game because it is a feature that is not available purposely. If you want SQL Server Agent enabled, you have to pay for a non-free edition.

According the Microsoft SQL Server official site, the best and cheapest alternative for Express Edition is Developer Edition that costs $38.