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SQL 2008 Express and SQL 2008 Standard on same server

Posted on 2011-05-03
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I have a machine with Server 2008 Standard, 32 bit, that has SQL 2008 Express installed. The SQL 2008 Express was installed when I upgraded to ArcServe Backup version 15.  This machine will also need SQL 2008 Standard or SQL 2008 Workgroup to run the new version of our accounting program.  Will there be a problem with SQL 2008 Express and SQL 2008 Standard or Workgroup being on the same machine?
 Also, can I run SQL 2005 Standard (instead of SQL 2008 Standard) with SQL 2008 Express?

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by:Lee Savidge
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There shouldn't be a problem with that. I have a machine with SQL 2008 on it and SQL 2005 express and they don't interfere with each other. The Express install was installed to a named instance rather than the default instance so there shouldn't be any issues.

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Can I run SQL 2005 Standard with SQL 2008 Express on the same server?
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Lee Savidge earned 1000 total points
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Yes, you can just put each database version in it's own named instance and they won't affect each other.
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by:Ephraim Wangoya
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Yes you can

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