I have recently formatted my hard drive and over the past few days I've been reloading my software. I have installed on my machine SQL Server Express 2005 SP3. I prefer to have SQL Express running on my development machine because that is what
my customers primarily use. I also have a full MSDN license, and I would need to install SQL Management Studio 2005. However, when I download the SQL Server 2005 Developer ISO from MSDN, and run the setup file I get an error message that states:
Installation of Microsoft SQL Server Native Client failed because a higher version already exists on the machine. To proceed, uninstall the higher version and then run Microsoft SQL Server Native Client Setup.
I would assume the problem is that the copy of SQL Server - Dev Edition that is available through my MSDN subscription is using an earlier version of SQL Server 2005 (most likely the version prior to SP1.) I would just unistall SQL Server Express 2005
SP3 and reinstall it with out any service pack updates. The problem is that I also see within my Add or Remove Programs list four SQL Server 2008 R2 entries, that I believe were installed when I installed Visual Studio Pro 2010 (they are, Microsoft
SQL Server 2008 R2 Data-Tier Application Framework, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Data-Tier Application Project, Microsoft SQL Server 20
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