.NET Tutorials, Forums, Interview Questions And Answers
Welcome :Guest
Sign In
Win Surprise Gifts!!!

Top 5 Contributors of the Month
Gaurav Pal
Post New Web Links

Move (detach/attach) db from 2008 Enterprise to 2008 Express

Posted By:      Posted Date: August 28, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Sql Server
Hello I just thought about this question. Is it possible to create a database on a SQL 2008 Enterprise edition and move it to a SQL 2008 Express edition or would i run into the same version problems as when moving from 2008 to 2005? The reason for this is that i have a virtual Dev environment that has SQL 2008 Enterprise edition installed and now i get a project that is to run on SQL 2008 Express. It would be nice if i could skip installing the express edition and work against the Enterprise edition until deployment. Thanks ps. wasn't sure if this was the right forum to post this in. Please let me know if there was a more appropriate place for this.

View Complete Post

More Related Resource Links

Express SQL Server 2008, attach & detach


how do I move a 2008 SQl Express DB without code?

Stop the service then move the db then restart???





attach sample database failed in sql 2008 express RTM

I'm having a trouble attaching sample database northwnd database,screen show me the error attach database failed for server 'computername\sqlexpress' additional inforamtion: the database 'northwind' cannot be opended because it is version 661.this server supports version 655 and earlier.a downgrade path is not supported.could not open new database 'northwind',create database is aborted,()microsoft sql server,error:948) my os is xp sp3,sql express version is  Microsoft SQL Server 2008 (RTM) - 10.0.1600.22 (Intel X86)   Jul  9 2008 14:43:34   Copyright (c) 1988-2008 Microsoft Corporation  Express Edition with Advanced Services on Windows NT 5.1 <X86> (Build 2600: Service Pack 3)  I 'm sure database 'northwind' is ok.I can used database 'northwind' on my other computer.the other computer install express 2008R2 .    install RTM computer  ,database route is C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10.SQLEXPRESS,not C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Data. actually I 'm install sample database in sql express RTM on my computer.I just wonder why attach good database failed,how to solved this issue. http://sqlserversamples.codeplex.com/releases/view/45923 this link is avialable   thanks for you help

Problem with upgrade from SQL 2008 Express to SQL Server 2008 Enterprise

I use the wizard "Maintenance > Edition Upgrade". When I choose the instance of SQL Express 2008 and click Next I get the error "Rule SQL 2008 edition upgrade failed. The selected SQL Server instance does not meet upgrade matrix requirements."What can I do to ugrade ?

Cannot attach a database file to SQL server 2008 Express


When I try to attach a database using SQL server 2008 express version, it gives me an error message.  it says

"Msg 18456, Level 14, State 1, Server LINDA\SQLEXPRESS, Line 1
Login failed for user 'LINDA\Linda'"

How can I fix this error?


Usage of SQL Express from Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition (64-bit) to Windows 7

Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 was being used along with SQL Express for website development on the Operating System, Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition of Intel Xeon CPU @ 2.13 GHz (2 Processors) containing 12 GB RAM with 64-bit Operating System. Website was developed along with the databases of SQL Express with the help of Visual Studio. Whether the developed website along with the databases may be used on the Operating System, Windows 7 of 64-bit? The website will used within Intranet. Which Operating System and configuration to be used for the Intranet Website? Kindly guide me.

Windows 7 x64, SQL Express 2008 - Problems attach Northwind database

I've attached Northwind many times before, but seem to be unable to do so in Windows 7. I tried attaching from Visual Studio, using osql, and finally (after many hours) installed SQL Express 2008 / SQL Management Express 2008. All methods failed. The last failure (using SME 2008 Attach Databases) is sometimes:

Unable to open the physical file "C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10.SQLEXPRESS\MSSQL\DATA\northwnd.mdf". Operating system error 2: "2(failed to retrieve text for this error. Reason: 15105)". (.Net SqlClient Data Provider)

and other times:

Database 'Northwind' cannot be upgraded because it is read-only or has read-only files. Make the database or files writeable, and rerun recovery. (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 3415)

I have, of course, verified countless times that the files are NOT read-only.

Could any please explain what could be happening here? All suggestions much appreciated.

many thanks,


Move SharePoint Foundation 2010 database from SQL 2008 R2 Express to SQL 2008 R2 Standard.


Currently, our Sharepoint Foundation 2010 's is installed in same server with SQL 2008 R2 express hosting the databases. We would like to move all the Sharepoint Foundation 2010 database to a new SQL 2008 R2 Standard Server. Can it be done?

In this technet document, http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc512725.aspx, it stated "The new database server must be running the same version of Windows Server and Microsoft SQL Server as the existing database server." Does it mean that I cannot move the database to  SQL 2008 R2 Standard Server?

FLV file in Visual Web Developer Express 2008


I'm trying to embed a flv in my web page and I don't have a clue how to do it.

I downloded and installed ASPNetFlashVideo and the tools do not appear in my toolbox.

So if anyone has a work around it would be greatly appreciated.

CSS support in visual studio 2008 express edition


I have several css style sheets I want to work with.  I have copied them into the appropriate directory structure in my project.  The styles are applied correctly.

But the manage CSS styles tool bar on the left margin doesn't seem to work correctly.  At one point I had generated a style sheet and worked with it there, but now it not only can't find the one it generated, but the attach style sheet link doesn't respond at all, nor does anything in this bar.  Same deadness with the CSS Properties bar.  With or without a style sheet loaded in the editor -- a style sheet that is active in the project such that when I run it, the styles are applied.

VB version of studio, running on Vista home basic.

PS, the design mode works a lot better than the professional version I use in my day job on XP and server 2003.

Need help uninstalling incomplete Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition with SP1


I need to get a list of programs/files that were installed when I was trying to install VWD 2008 so I can go through and remove them.  The installation did not actually install the main part of the program so I can't start with removing Microsoft VWD 2008 (a folder was created in Program files but it is empty.  I found this (below) but I'm not sure that it applies. I don't want to remove programs/files that are being used by other programs. (I can't just try to install again because there is not enough room on my hard drive)

Uninstalling Previous Versions of Visual Studio 2008

This article applies to pre-Release versions of Microsoft Visual Studio 2008. For 2005 version of this document, see Uninstalling Previous Versions of Visual Studio 2005.

For best results, Visual Studio 2008 should b

How to connect to local instance of SQL Server 2008 Management Studio Express ?


I just installed SQL Server 2008 Management studio Express on my Vista machine.

i tried connecting to local machine using :

.\sqlexpress, (local)\sqlexpress, or .\SQLExpress, MyPCNAME\SQLExpress

nothing is working, getting this error:

Cannot connect to PC-NAME\SQLEXPRESS. A network-related or instance-specific error occurred while establishing a connection to SQL Server. The server was not found or was not accessible. Verify that the instance name is correct and that SQL Server is configured to allow remote connections. (provider: SQL Network Interfaces, error: 26 - Error Locating Server/Instance Specified)

Using SQL Server 2008 R2 client with Enterprise Library



I am modifying an existing application that uses SQL Server 2008 as the database and Enterprise Library 4.1 for Data Access .

What I need to do is to make it use the SQL Server 2008 R2 client to take advantage of out of the box failover capabilities.

Any idea how I can accomplish this?


guide to uninstall sql express 2008 and install sql express with managment studio

i have installed sql express 2008 and i need to install sql express 2008 with management studio what steps do i have to follow ? I have downloaded the 3 variances of sql1.sql express 2. sql express with management studio . 3.sql express with advanced servicesHow can i completely uninstall sql 2008 express and install it with management studio?Thank you for your timeAlex

Can't Create ODBC to Local SQL Server Express 2008

Hello. I have SQL Server Express 2008 SP1 LOCALLY on my Windows XP Professional SP3 box. I have databases already created in Access 2007 that I imported into SQL. Now I want to keep the front end Access forms for data entry but have them connect to the databases in SQL. What I can't seem to do is connect from Access to the SQL db's because I can't create the ODBC connection. When I try to connect, I get the following two 'Connection failed' errors: 1. SQLState: '08001' SQL Server Error: 10061 [Microsoft][SQL Server Native Client 10.0]TCP Provider: No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it. 2. SQLState: 'HYT00' SQL Server Error: 0 [Microsoft][SQL Server Native Client 10.0]Login timeout expired Additionally, this information may help. 1. Windows firewall is turned off. 2. In SQL Server Configuration Manager > SQL Server Network Configuration > Protocols for SQLEXPRESS, Shared Memory, Named Pipes and TCP/IP are all 'Enabled'. The order is Shared Memory (1), Named Pipes (2) and TCP/IP (3). 3. In SQL Server Configuration Manager > SQL Native Client 10.0 Configuration > Client Protocols, the above three are also 'Enabled'. The order is Shared Memory (1), Named Pipes (2) and TCP/IP (3). Double-clicking TCP/IP tells me that the default port is 1433. 4. Running "netstat -ano", I see no entries for [myIPaddress]:1433.

Deploying problem with SQL Express 2008 R2

Scientific software package works fine with SQL Express 2008 R2 on developing (mother) PC and Admin login mode, but difficulties are found elsewhere during installing and deploying on the client PCs.  We have used from year 2000 BDE (Borland Database Engine), which worked fine until now, but recently customers had been installing problems with Vista, Windows 7 and the local administration rights or permissions.   Thus I thought to test NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE authentication, as this system is hopefully working again decades with coming new Windows versions. As not need to touch databases, ADO and authentication matters during last decade, I’m newbie with those topics.  Worked now few days with this problem, installed and unistalled SQL servers according to instructions, tested different connecting strings and now cannot found correction.  Solution is maybe and hopefully simple.   Attached is log data cut from (old and many times corrected) the main mother XP platform in Admin and Client (Guest) modes.  Same tests are done also with fresh XP installation on VirtualBox.  Used connecting strings are presented inside log files:           Main mother XP at Admin login:   2010-08-20 08:24:45.82 Server      Server local connection provider is ready to accept connection on [ \\.\pip

Upgrade SQL server 2008 R2 from Evaluation Edition to Enterprise Edition

Hello SQL Support group, I have SQl server 2008 R2 installed on a Win 2003 R2 and it is for our SharePoint and Project server 2007 environment. Today I noticed that we have only 75 days left! Seems like we installed it on evaluation mode. Here what we have on Helpàabout : Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Complete (expires in 75 days)    10.50.1352.12 We do have MSDN account, and we have the KEY that comes with the SQL server 2008 R2 enterprise. We would like to assign the key to our SQl server ( we want to have enterprise edition). It is in a production environment now. I would like to know how we can do it  with minimum of down time. I found this link: http://blogs.technet.com/b/sqlman/archive/2010/03/16/sql-server-2008-upgrading-to-standard-enterprise-edition-from-evaluation-edition.aspx On the internet, but doesn’t say anything that we are losing any data after upgrade or not. Please let us know the best way to assign the key, and if it has any impact in our data. Thanks Bahram  

SQL express 2008 r2 on windows server 2003

install ends with the following error : "MsiEnumRelatedProducts failed to enumerate products with UpgradeCode='{1B117BA7-5BC1-419E-820E-7D4F3F412C7B}'. Error code: 1610."
ASP.NetWindows Application  .NET Framework  C#  VB.Net  ADO.Net  
Sql Server  SharePoint  Silverlight  Others  All   

Hall of Fame    Twitter   Terms of Service    Privacy Policy    Contact Us    Archives   Tell A Friend