Looks very interesting, I will definitely check it out.
- SQL Server 2008 Books Online (May 2009)
- SQL Server 2008 SP1
- SQL Server 2008 Express edition (SP1)
- SQL Server 2008 Express with Advanced Services (not SP1 yet)
- SQL Server 2008 Trial Experience for Developers
- Visual Studio 2008 SP1
- SQL Server 2008 Management Studio Express(not SP1 yet)
- SQL Server 2008 Feature Pack (October 2008)
- Visual Studion 2005 SP1 Update for SQL Server 2008 Support
- SQL Server 2008 Upgrade Advisor
Just for future reference:
New DataSet Features in Visual Studio 2005
I tried it on WinXP SP2 and it was the same as on Win2k3 Server. The Setup failed to start the SQLServer-Service and then rolled the install back.
Although this time it could be my fault, because I didn’t install on a clean machine. I previously had SQLExpress Beta 2 and Beta 1 of Visual C# Express on this machine. Of course I removed everything very carefully before trying to install .Net Beta2 and SQLExpress April ’05 CTP.
Well, it looks like Microsoft got some serious homework to do there…
Well the title says it all …
I downloaded the latest bits of SQLEXPRESS (formerly known as Beta 3) and no matter what I do, it won’t install on Windows Server 2003 Standard. I tried it on a freshly installed Server with and without SP1. No luck. Maybe it doesn’t like that it’s a German version or it doesn’t like to be installed to drive D:, I don’t know.
At the end I always get the error: “Can’t start the MSSQLSERVER service” and it rolls everything back. Somehow it is missing a dependent service, but there is none listed under “Services” in Control Panel, sigh.
Visual C# Express Beta2 installed OK, but it’s only half the fun without SQLExpress.
More Details on Dan Fernandez Blog.
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