Getting Visual Studio 2010 to talk to SQL Server Express

Posted on 2011-04-27
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2012-06-27

I installed Visual Studio 2010 and it installed what looks like the full
version of SQL. I want to use it with SQL Server Express instead. Is this something I do
during the installation or do I have to uninstall the full version and install SQL Server Express?
Question by:Murray Brown
LVL 32

Accepted Solution

Ephraim Wangoya earned 1000 total points
ID: 35476042

Database connection configuration is done in your application using the connection string.

You can have many SQL Server versions installed but only connect to the one you want
LVL 29

Assisted Solution

by:Paul Jackson
Paul Jackson earned 1000 total points
ID: 35476075
Visual Studio 2010 installation will optionally install SQL Server 2008 Express not as full version.

Author Closing Comment

by:Murray Brown
ID: 35476401

Featured Post

Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In this blog post, we’ll look at how using thread_statistics can cause high memory usage.
How much do you know about the future of data centers? If you're like 50% of organizations, then it's probably not enough. Read on to get up to speed on this emerging field.
In this video, Percona Director of Solution Engineering Jon Tobin discusses the function and features of Percona Server for MongoDB. How Percona can help Percona can help you determine if Percona Server for MongoDB is the right solution for …
In this video, Percona Solution Engineer Rick Golba discuss how (and why) you implement high availability in a database environment. To discuss how Percona Consulting can help with your design and architecture needs for your database and infrastr…

807 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question