02-17-2009 07:15 AM
I have one user who uses SQL Express 2008 for an application that runs on his computer and I need to install ACT 2009. But it generates an error during the SQL installation. Has anyone encountered this yet? My initial reaction based on my knowledge of SQL is that we'd need to uninstall 2008 first before doing the ACT 2009 install. I'm checking MS's website for additional clues since it appears that 2005 Standard and 2008 Express can run side by side since ACT generates its own instance.
Of course, manually creating the SQL 2005 Standard database on his computer may be a possibility, but he's half way around the world and this is not really an option short of him shipping his laptop back to us. Doh!
02-24-2009 07:39 AM
02-19-2009 09:28 AM
I haven't read anywhere that SQL Server 2005 Standard cannot coexist on a machine that has SQL Server 2008 Express. Since SQL Server 2005 Express can coexist with 2005 Standard, I assume that same applies with 2008.
02-19-2009 10:31 AM
02-19-2009 03:41 PM
Yes both these editions can coexist. Only the instance names MUST be unique.
What exactly is failing?
02-19-2009 04:04 PM
02-19-2009 04:16 PM
What operating system and service pack level?
What component of SQL Express 2005 is failiing? Does it show during the process?
02-23-2009 06:03 AM
02-23-2009 08:08 AM
Thanks for your reply. I am aware that ACT! Premium ST ships SQL 2005 Standard edition. May I ask why you are installing SQL 2005 Standard on a Workstation class machine rather than a Server class?
I am suspicious here that because you are install SQL 2005 Standard on Vista, that the error you are having is related to the initial incompatibility with SQL 2005 Standard Edition RTM. Microsoft does NOT offer SQL Standard / Enterprise / Data Center editions as SlipStreamed media, meaning that you must install the RTM version, then apply service packs. This is NOT the case with SQL Express.
If you start the install of SQL 2005 Standard on Vista, you will be greeted with a warning message about possible problems hosting.
Is there any reason you cannot simply install SQL Express 2005 on the machine?
Both versions can coexist, only the instance names MUST be unique.
02-23-2009 08:26 AM
We are simply installing ACT 2009 Premium ST out-of-the-box on a client laptop like I have on 75 other laptops (all remote users), with a mix of XP SP3 and Vista Business SP1 operating systems. This is the only one with SQL Express 2008 installed on it prior to ACT 2009 and the only one to give me a problem. What ACT decides to install is up to the ACT Installer. I'm not doing anything special =) The installtion process always creates the ACT7 instance on its own once I go through the default prompts.
This really shouldn't be a problem.