SQL Server 2008 installation on windows 8


  • Hello Everyone,

    After doing enough homework about the installation of Sql 2008 on windows 8, I am still not clear about the basic steps to do my setup successfully.

    I read many such similar posts, but my question is even more basic.

    Requirement - To install SQL server 2008 on windows 8 Desktop(backend for a project running on Visual studio)

    On looking for software, I could find 2008 and 2008 R2, with advance series, management studios, SP1,SP2, SP3 editions(options are many to pick)

    However I am unable to make a decision on which software and what steps do I need to exactly follow for installation?

    Could you anyone please help me with simple and easy steps? Also how do I check if my installation was successful from Visual Studio for connectivity?


    Wednesday, June 05, 2013 4:01 AM


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