SBS 2008, installing SQL Server 2008

Posted on 2009-02-09
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I want to install SQL Server 2008 on my SBS 2008 box.  (I know pros/cons.)  However, SBS 2008 installs SQL Server 2005 Express for the SBSMONITORING instance.  Can I simply upgrade the Express instance while installing 2008?
Question by:Quetzal
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    Accepted Solution

    No need to upgrade that instance... and I wouldn't.

    Just install SQL and create a new instance eg. SQL2008 or something like that. It should work just fine.

    You should be able to run SQL and MSDE databases on the same server without a problem.
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    Author Comment

    The only 2005 instance that appears to be running is SBSMONITORING.  Is it possible to move that db to a 2008 instance?
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    Expert Comment

    I suppose you could however I would HIGHLY recomend that you don't.
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    Author Closing Comment

    Just for my own education... Is it possible to move the Express instances?  If so, is it documented anywhere?

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