Running MSDE 2000 side-by-side with SQL Express 2008 on same machine
Posted on 2012-04-12
I would like to install SQL Express 2008 on a machine to host a database.
However, I have discovered that the customer's machine already has MSSQL 8.00.760 (MSDE) installed and running. It hosts a DB for an application, but nobody knows the security details / sa login, etc.
Is it possible to install SQL Express 2008 on the same machine and run it side-by-side with the existing MSDE instance? If so, is there anything special that needs to be done or considered?
Thanks for your help.