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We're having an issue restoring a backup copy of a database in SQL 2008 R2.  The version number when you click on "help - about" shows version number 10.50.1600.1 but if you look on the left panel of the management studio, the version shows 10.0.4000.  SP2 has been installed but the discrepancy still shows up.  The backup senses it's an older version than what is currently running and isn't allowing us to restore - we do want the version we're trying to restore.
Has anyone ever had this problem and were you able to fix it?
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SQL Server 2008 R2 (your database version) is actually a different version from SQL Server 2008 (your server version, according to SSMS) - they're not just service packs.

You can't restore this database, from a 2008 R2 server, to a 2008 server. If you want a copy on your 2008 server, you'll need to export the objects using an SSIS package or something similar.
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The DBA had to remove an older instance of SQL 2008 and then reinstall the management studio to completely resolve the issue
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