I have Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate. And I've downloaded and installed Sql Server 2008 R2 Express.
I'm going through a Silverlight trainging module and using the
Silverlight Business Apps: Module 2 - WCF RIA Services
example application. The database included (as an .mdf file) won't attach in the project. I get this:
"Connections to SQL Server database files (.mdf) require SQL Server 2005 Express or SQL Server 2008 Express to be installed and running on the local computer. The current version of SQL Sever Express can be downloaded at the following URL:......"
But of course, I have the most recent version. Now I did have SQL Server 2005 Express Edition installed before and it wasn't working either. I got a different error concerning the version of the .mdf file. In an attempt to resolve this
I un-installed the 2005 version. Now I've got a functioning default instance of Sql Server, but I notice it's not listed as .\SqlExpress as the 2005 version was.
Can someone help me get this working? Do I need to change the name of the SQL Server instance in order to for Visual Studio to be able to attach?
I also can't attach the file using SQL Server Management Studio, but I think that's because the file has the path to the Log file somehow
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