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 how to use sql server 2005 and 2008 in the same OS
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Posted - 02/18/2013 :  22:45:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

I always use sql server 2008, and now my new projects need 2005. I searched solution to create scripts on 2008 and use it on 2005, however their mdf file on their 2005 cannnot be attached to my 2008. So, I tried to install 2005 at the same time.
I have also tried to give the instance of 2005 a name instead of using default instance, still cannot find that instance. Can I use 2008 management studio to open 2005 instance?
or do you know how to attach 2005 mdf file on my 2008? Why I cannot even attach that file?

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Posted - 02/18/2013 :  23:29:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
>>however their mdf file on their 2005 cannnot be attached to my 2008.
which error you got while attaching 2005 .mdf file to 2008?
Check this link for troubleshoot

If you have only .MDF file without .ldf file, then see below link

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Posted - 02/19/2013 :  00:15:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
both are possible

you can use 2008 management studio to open 2005 instance and also attach 2005 mdf file on 2008 instance

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