Installing SQL Server 2008 Express with BCM installed

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Dinotech

I've had BCM installed for a while now. It is using the 2005 verion of

SQL Server.

I want to download and install SQL Server 2008 Express to learn about

SQL.

Question: Do I need to install SQL Server 2008, or can I just create a

new database in SQL Server 2005 that BCM installed?

Question: Will there be conflicts if I install SQL Server 2008 Express

on the same machine as BCM?

Thanks

Dino
 
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Luther Blissett

On May 13, 4:22 pm, Dinotech <dinotechg...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> I've had BCM installed for a while now.  It is using the 2005 verion of
> SQL Server.

> I want to download and install SQL Server 2008 Express to learn about
> SQL.  

> Question: Do I need to install SQL Server 2008, or can I just create a
> new database in SQL Server 2005 that BCM installed?

> Question: Will there be conflicts if I install SQL Server 2008 Express
> on the same machine as BCM?

> Thanks

> Dino


Sql 2005 and 2008 are supposed to work side-by-side, but I haven't

tried that.

If you're learning about Sql, 2005 and 2008 are essentially the same.

The differences are for advanced students.
 
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Dinotech

In article <9429f8bd-3d80-42db-89d1-5f4321854450

@f28g2000pra.googlegroups.com>, enowning@gmail.com says...
> Sql 2005 and 2008 are supposed to work side-by-side, but I haven't
> tried that.

> If you're learning about Sql, 2005 and 2008 are essentially the same.
> The differences are for advanced students.
>


Now, with BCM installed as MSSMLBIZ, is it possible to create another

instance of SQL with what BCM installs?

In other words, do I have SQL installed on my workstation? If so, I

could install 2008 in a virtual environment.

Thanks Luther.

Dino
 
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John

On May 14, 9:20 pm, Dinotech <dinotechg...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> In article <9429f8bd-3d80-42db-89d1-5f4321854450
> @f28g2000pra.googlegroups.com>, enown...@gmail.com says...
>
> > Sql 2005 and 2008 are supposed to work side-by-side, but I haven't
> > tried that.

>
> > If you're learning about Sql, 2005 and 2008 are essentially the same.
> > The differences are for advanced students.


> Now, with BCM installed as MSSMLBIZ, is it possible to create another
> instance of SQL with what BCM installs?

> In other words, do I have SQL installed on my workstation?  If so, I
> could install 2008 in a virtual environment.

> Thanks Luther.

> Dino


1. Yes. You can create other named instances of SQL databases while

leaving MSSMLBIZ along. I have had both the default SQL instance and

the BCM MSSMLBIZ instance present at the same time, because I have

installed SQL Express prior to installing BCM, so I know that you can

have multiple instances co-existing.

2. Well, if you want to be safe and have the virtual environment, I

would say go for it. : ) It would not hurt if your work environment

and your "play-and-learn" environment are separate.

3. Luther is right. SQL 2005 and 2008 should be able to co-exist side-

by-side.
 
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