I developed a small application and client has deployed onto a sql express 2012 server. On my dev machine I have 2008 r2, I need to restore a backup from client for investigation, unable to on 2008 obviously, can I simply install 2012 express client tools or am i stuck?
3. Get an installation of SQL 2012. If you have an MSDN license, you can install developer editions. You can also get trial versions of SQL 2012, although I don't want to suggest one way or the other about the legality of using it for your specific purpose.