Can I install SQL 2012 Express on SBS 2011 w SP1
Posted on 2014-03-18
I am trying to migrate a SQL database from a stand alone PC running W7 w SQL 2012 Express, to a New Small Business Server, SBS 2011 w SP1, that came with SQL 2008 R2 Express integrated with SBS. No go. I either need to upgrade the version of SQL Express on the Server, or convert the 2012 database to 2008 database. SBS 2011 is not listed on the list of machines approved by Microsoft for SQL 2012. I don't want to break my SBS installation. Should I call Microsoft, or does someone have some experience with this.
Can I install SQL 2012 Express on my SBS 2011 server, and/or is there a procedure (export/import), or an application utility to convert 2012 SQL database to 2008?