Summary:

Does Sage provide SQL 2008 Express Runtime version with CRM?


Answer:

No, we do not provide the SQL 2008 Express Runtime Edition.

A link below showing comparisons of the different editions

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc645993(v=SQL.105).aspx  

There is a build specific to runtime called SQL Express Runtime Edition which is separate to the Express with Tools Edition that we supply with v7.1 of CRM.