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Trying to install isolated instance of Microsoft SQL

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Hi,

I'm a brand new user of Microsoft SQL.  

I installed MS SQL on my computer which is attached peer to peer to my boss' computer and we have some valuable data on his computer.  

Basically, I want to get an isolated version of SQL running on my computer so I can muck around with tables and not worry about deleting things.

Following is what I see on my version of SQL

>Console Root
   >Microsoft SQL Servers
      >SQL Server Group
         >Ori (Windows NT)
            >Databases
            >Data Transformation services
            >etc.

Can I just use add remove programs to remove SQL from my computer without messing up his version or data on his computer?

I tried to install a new server group and a new registration.  They seemed to appear, but they didn't have anything in them (ie. the basics like pubs, etc.)

What would you recommend I do?

Thanks,

Evan
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Probably, you are connecting to your boss's SQL server setup on his computer using the SQL Client Tools on your computer. You can use the Add/Remove programs to remove the SQL Server software on your computer without deleting any data present on the SQL Server database setup on your boss's computer.

To have a separate isolated version for yourself, you can install the SQL Server Personal Edition on your computer as a separate SQL Server and work on it and copy the database from your boss's computer onto your server and then use it.

Hope this information helps.
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by:EvanBrenner
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Yes, that seems like the best route.

Thanks!
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Forgot the accept, so here it is.
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