Installing SQL Server 2008 Express with BCM installed


D

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

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.
 
D

Dinotech

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

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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