Saturday, February 16, 2013 10:13 PM
I need to use SQL SERVER 2008, My computer is 64 and Service Pack 1!
My doubts are
- Should i download r2 or just sql server 2008 to connect my databases in Visual studio? ( Need to open tables and create... in Visual studio!!)
- Which should i download?i have the following with me already!
- Will installing multiple instances create a problem?
Pls help me at the earliest, i am a newbie and a student trying to create a visual studio project.
- Moved by Bob BeaucheminMVP Sunday, February 17, 2013 5:20 AM Moving to the setup forum for best response
Sunday, February 17, 2013 6:32 AMModerator
If you are using Visual Studio 2010, this VS is intended to work with any edition of SQL Server 2008 R2. SQL Server 2008 databases can be used also.
If you are using VS 2008, then install any edition of SQL Server 2008. SP1 for SQL Server 2008 is required.
Hope this helps.
Sunday, February 17, 2013 10:31 AMModerator
Creating multiple instance should not create a problem
I recommend installing SQLEXPRDAV_x64_ENU or SQLEXPRWT_x64_ENU
for complete reference on feature per SQL server edition please see
SQL Server Setup Team
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- Marked As Answer by ahla haroon Sunday, February 17, 2013 1:54 PM
Sunday, February 17, 2013 1:53 PM
Thanx a lot @alberto sir and @ahmed sir,
I will surely try installing and give you the feedback!
Thank you to all a lot in advance :)
- Edited by ahla haroon Sunday, February 17, 2013 3:20 PM
Sunday, February 17, 2013 2:03 PMalso if i install SQLEXPRWT,
then when i install SQL MANAgEMENT STUDIO,
It should be created as another instance right?
My Basic need is to create databases in visual studio!!!
Sunday, February 17, 2013 4:12 PMModerator
Visual Studio allows you to create a SQL Server Express instance from the Visual Studio setup. Probably you have installed Express Edition. Please run the Discovery Report to see what you have already installed:
The following article may help you create your first database:
Hope this helps.