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Posted - 09/27/2013 :  03:07:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

I tried doing that and got an incompatibility error. I was wondering if there is a workaround or fix for that or if there is a 2012 DB for SQL 2008R2.

The error message is -
TITLE: Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio

Attach database failed for Server 'YourComputer'. (Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo)

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An exception occurred while executing a Transact-SQL statement or batch. (Microsoft.SqlServer.ConnectionInfo)

The database 'AdventureWorks2012' cannot be opened because it is version 706. This server supports version 661 and earlier. A downgrade path is not supported. Could not open new database 'AdventureWorks2012'. CREATE DATABASE is aborted. (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 948)

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Edited by - blastoSO on 09/27/2013 03:08:02

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Posted - 09/27/2013 :  07:11:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I would doubt that 2012 would work for 2008. MS does not usually do backward for AventureWorks as they have the new bells and whisles in the database.

Is there a reason you are using 2012 instead of 2008R2?

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