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Installing SQL Server 2008 side by side with Sql Server 2005

Need to start evaluating and migrating our environment to sql 2008.  Want to start by installing it on my development box.  can i install it side by side with sql 2005 without any ill effects to my sql 2005 environment.  I'll need to be able to continue to develop in sql 2005 until i can eval 2008, get it intalled and configured everywhere,etc. etc.
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
>can i install it side by side with sql 2005 without any ill effects to my sql 2005 environment
yes, you can. only thing: during install of sql, make sure that you don't take the path to upgrade the existing instance(s), but really choose to install a new instance.
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davidcahanAuthor Commented:
thanks
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