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RedBirdOBX
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Posted - 04/30/2013 :  14:16:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello all. My first post here. My question probably will seem amateur as I'm sure I is. I've been hired for a job based on my very old, rusty SQL Server skills. I have quiet a bit of experience using and developing with SQL Server 2000. Yep. 13 years ago.

I'm trying to brush up on my skills and hit the books hard. I've purchased a new laptop running Windows 8 (ugggh...don't like it!!) and my intention was to install SQL Server 2008 Express and SQL Server Management Studio 2008 on this laptop so I can practice along with the chapters I'm reading. I'm using 2008 since that's what the project I'll soon be working on uses.

Last night I was able to install SQL Server Express on this laptop (SP3 I think) but had no luck installing SQL Server 2008 Management Studio.

Has anyone been able to use these two products on Windows 8?

Or would you recommend I go to the SQL Server 2012 products?

Thanks for helping out an old dog learn new tricks!


chadmat
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Posted - 04/30/2013 :  15:28:14  Show Profile  Visit chadmat's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I don't use express, but I have 2008 and Management Studio on my Win8 Laptop.

-Chad
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James K
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Posted - 04/30/2013 :  15:58:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What did you download and install? You should download SQL Server Express with Tools which also will install management studio. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=22973
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RedBirdOBX
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Posted - 04/30/2013 :  16:09:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
James - Thanks for the link. Will give it a try now!
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RedBirdOBX
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Posted - 04/30/2013 :  16:54:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
James - Tried many times and installation is telling me that this version isn't compatible with "this Version" of Windows. Any thoughts?
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RedBirdOBX
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Posted - 04/30/2013 :  17:00:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by chadmat

I don't use express, but I have 2008 and Management Studio on my Win8 Laptop.

-Chad



Chad - do you remember which link on Microsoft you used?
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James K
Flowing Fount of Yak Knowledge

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Posted - 04/30/2013 :  17:33:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think I gave you the wrong information. Based on this page, you need SQL 2008 Express SP3 for Windows 8. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sqlexpress/archive/2012/03/02/sql-server-express-and-windows-8.aspx
This link, which you probably used has SP3, but it does not have Management Studio http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=27597 I can't find a link with SP3 and tools.

If you can't find the appropriate version, you might consider installing SQL 2008 R2 or SQL 2012. There are more features in each of those versions, but for your purposes (learning SQL 2008), either of these would suffice (as long as you take care to be not overjoyed by the new windowing and other features in SQL 2012)
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RedBirdOBX
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Posted - 04/30/2013 :  17:41:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by James K

I think I gave you the wrong information. Based on this page, you need SQL 2008 Express SP3 for Windows 8. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sqlexpress/archive/2012/03/02/sql-server-express-and-windows-8.aspx
This link, which you probably used has SP3, but it does not have Management Studio http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=27597 I can't find a link with SP3 and tools.

If you can't find the appropriate version, you might consider installing SQL 2008 R2 or SQL 2012. There are more features in each of those versions, but for your purposes (learning SQL 2008), either of these would suffice (as long as you take care to be not overjoyed by the new windowing and other features in SQL 2012)





Thanks James. I thought I was going nuts. Yes, that is the link I used originally (SP3) but was surprised to find out I cannot either find a link for SSMS (2008) and/or successfully install it. If I must, I'll jump up to SQL 2012 Express....but let me keep trying with 2008.

I REALLY would prefer to emulate the environment and tools I'll be working in using this new laptop running Windows 8.

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chadmat
The Chadinator

USA
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Posted - 04/30/2013 :  18:04:17  Show Profile  Visit chadmat's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I used MSDN version.

-Chad
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