SQL Management Studio 2005 & 2008

Is it possible to install the SQL Management Studio 2005 and 2008 on the same SQL 2005 server?

If so, is there anything special that I need to do.

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when you go through the install process the only thing that should be checked on the "select features" page should be "client tools".
Anthony PerkinsCommented:
>>Is it possible to install the SQL Management Studio 2005 and 2008 on the same SQL 2005 server?<<
David ToddSenior Database AdministratorCommented:

Whats worked for me in the past on my workstation - I've been supporting SQL 7, 2000, 2005, and then migrating much of that to 2008R2 - was to install the lesser one first. If you have SQL 2005 installed, then easy to install SQL 2008 - in fact I had both as named instances of the engine as well.

The one gotcha is that SQL 2008R2 upgraded the client components of SQL 2008.


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