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My application runs on SQL Server 2005. I have added bootstraper to install SQL Server Express 2005. It ensures to install SQL Server Express 2005 at installation time.

My question is if my user has already got SQL Server 2008? Will the bootstraper still work the same way? Will it be able to install SQL Server 2005 as 2008 is advance?

Thanks Furqan
Posted 27-Mar-12 21:26pm

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Two versions of SQL Server can coexist on the same machine, provided the instances are different.

Make sure that SQL Server 2005 is installed with a new instance. And if the installation tries to install the tools that is already present in the same location due to existing SQL Server 2008, I believe it won't work in your case.

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