Start the SQL Express Service from the command prompt (run command prompt as Administrator if you are working on Windows 7 or Vista) with the following.
# Trace SQL Queries > *SQL Profiler is not included with SQL Express, this tip will help if you need > to track client activity.* Start the SQL Express Service from the command prompt (run command prompt as Administrator if you are working on Windows 7 or Vista) with the following Trace Flag: ```batch C:\> net start MSSQL$SQLEXPRESS /T4032 ``` This now causes all queries issued by all conections to be traced. In order to have the trace output sent to the error log, enable trace flag 3605. **Execute the following in SQL Server Management Studio** ```sql dbcc traceon(3605, -1); ``` The second `-1` argument indicates all sessions/connections. **The logs can be found in:** ``` C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10_50.SQLEXPRESS\MSSQL\Log\ERRORLOG ``` The logs will now contain the queries that were issued by the clients. [Article](http://www.codeproject.com/Tips/332293/How-to-trace-SQL-Server-Express-without-using-SQL)