I'm in the process of learning "Server" using ArcGIS Desktop Standard 10.2.2 with MS SQL Express 2008 R2. Gleaning what I can from Administering Your Microsoft SQL Server Geodatabase | Esri Video
FYI - Currently on ArcGIS 10.0 Desktop/ArcGIS Server 9.1/MS SQL Server 2000
We're planning to use ArcGIS Desktop Standard 10.2.2/ArcGIS Server Enterprise Basic 10.2.2/MS SQL Server 2012 R2
Some geodatabase tasks require a Server authorization file. So, can a temporary authorization file be created for SQL Express then when our REAL server shows up recreate it for Server Enterprise Basic 10.2.2?
I hope I'm making sense. Thanks in advance.
Update: I suppose the first question I need answered is - can SQL Express use an authorization file? If not, then the question above is not possible anyway.
Final Update: This is not possible using SQL Express