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I have ArcGIS desktop (info) license. I want to know if I can configure SDE, where in I can work with versioning of geodatabases.

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Version 10? Postgres for Windows is a 'free' option help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisdesktop/10.0/help/index.html#/… –  Mapperz May 2 '12 at 16:38
I don't think you can authorize ArcSDE for Postgres through a desktop license, only SQL Express: See "How is ArcSDE technology included in ArcGIS?" under help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisdesktop/10.0/help/index.html#//… –  blah238 May 2 '12 at 17:23

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There is a version of ArcSDE that is licensed with the ArcGIS 10 - ArcINFO level. It works with Microsoft SQL Server Express. Link

This gives you the versioning and replication functionality of an ArcGIS Server based installation. It is important to remember that the data stored here will only be accessed through the ArcGIS license on your workstation. In fact, I think the databases created through this, have to be located on your local drive.

I have used this type of installation and it was very successful. If you have a number of users working remotely on the same dataset, and need to control data editing and synchronization between them, this works very well if set up on each remote workstation.

Hope this helps.

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Agreed. I use this very setup to manage a replica from our enterprise geodb for application-specific workflow management, complete with versions. Don't forget to set up backups and do regular maintenance! –  Lou May 2 '12 at 17:38
Thanks for the information. I have ArcInfo single user license. Is it possible to create to local SDE's. Is it possible to do versioning and replication. –  sri May 2 '12 at 18:53

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