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No Local instance with SQLServer2005 Dev. Ed.

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RLN
(New to SQL Server Installs)

I installed SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition on a WinXP-SP2
workstation and can see some enterprise databases on the network just
fine.

My problem is I cannot register a local database on the local drive for
testing/education purposes.
(I accepted all of the defaults on the install and thought all was
well.)

There are a couple of small databases that are in development in our
group and I need to work on when offline from the network.

Short of uninstalling the whole product and doing it over, what steps
can I take to remedy this so I will be able to work with DB's locally?

Thanks.

Oct 19 '06 #1
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My problem is I cannot register a local database on the local drive for
testing/education purposes.
I'm not sure what you mean by 'register' a local database. A database can
be created with CREATE DATABASE (including attach) or RESTORE.
There are a couple of small databases that are in development in our
group and I need to work on when offline from the network.
I suggest you create a backup of the desired databases and then restore.
You can use SQL Server Management Studio for this.

--
Hope this helps.

Dan Guzman
SQL Server MVP

"RLN" <rl***************@yahoo.comwrote in message
news:11**********************@b28g2000cwb.googlegr oups.com...
(New to SQL Server Installs)

I installed SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition on a WinXP-SP2
workstation and can see some enterprise databases on the network just
fine.

My problem is I cannot register a local database on the local drive for
testing/education purposes.
(I accepted all of the defaults on the install and thought all was
well.)

There are a couple of small databases that are in development in our
group and I need to work on when offline from the network.

Short of uninstalling the whole product and doing it over, what steps
can I take to remedy this so I will be able to work with DB's locally?

Thanks.
Oct 20 '06 #2

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RLN
Dan,
Please accept my 2 apologies; first for a late reply, and second if I
am using SQL-Server terms incorrectly.

On a 2nd test box (WinXP-SP2) I have Sql Server 2005 Developer Edition
installed.

What works:
-When I launch Mgmt Studio, I am able to connect to an enterprise SQL
Server box successfully on our network.
-In Mgmt Studio, when I click on "View/Registered Servers", I can see
"W4082107/test". This is my test box. I am under the impression that
"W4082107/test" is a "local" SQL Server where I can copy sample
databases off of the network and compose and work with copies of
Northwind, etc.

What does not work:
-I am not able to have a local instance of SQL server working on my
local drive to do some practice work with SQL Server.

I'll take a look on MSDN, TechNet and the MSKB for a page (maybe a
'step-by-step') that references setting up a local instance of SQL
Server when it is working with the Enterprise servers just fine. I
thought I could install SQLServer Express to get my local databases to
work, but MS says the Developer Edition and Express cannot exist on the
same box.

I hope this clarifies my original request.


Dan Guzman wrote:
My problem is I cannot register a local database on the local drive for
testing/education purposes.

I'm not sure what you mean by 'register' a local database. A database can
be created with CREATE DATABASE (including attach) or RESTORE.
There are a couple of small databases that are in development in our
group and I need to work on when offline from the network.

I suggest you create a backup of the desired databases and then restore.
You can use SQL Server Management Studio for this.

--
Hope this helps.

Dan Guzman
SQL Server MVP

"RLN" <rl***************@yahoo.comwrote in message
news:11**********************@b28g2000cwb.googlegr oups.com...
(New to SQL Server Installs)

I installed SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition on a WinXP-SP2
workstation and can see some enterprise databases on the network just
fine.

My problem is I cannot register a local database on the local drive for
testing/education purposes.
(I accepted all of the defaults on the install and thought all was
well.)

There are a couple of small databases that are in development in our
group and I need to work on when offline from the network.

Short of uninstalling the whole product and doing it over, what steps
can I take to remedy this so I will be able to work with DB's locally?

Thanks.
Nov 10 '06 #3

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RLN (rl***************@yahoo.com) writes:
On a 2nd test box (WinXP-SP2) I have Sql Server 2005 Developer Edition
installed.

What works:
-When I launch Mgmt Studio, I am able to connect to an enterprise SQL
Server box successfully on our network.
-In Mgmt Studio, when I click on "View/Registered Servers", I can see
"W4082107/test". This is my test box. I am under the impression that
"W4082107/test" is a "local" SQL Server where I can copy sample
databases off of the network and compose and work with copies of
Northwind, etc.
Yes and no. You can backup a database on the big SQL Server, and
restore the database on your machine. But this presumes that there
is a network share somewhere, but both you and SQL Server can access.

You can also use the Copy Database Wizard to copy a database with the
SMO method, which copies the database object by object. But CDW is
very buggy, and may not copy everything.
What does not work:
-I am not able to have a local instance of SQL server working on my
local drive to do some practice work with SQL Server.
In what way does it not work? Since you provide no information, I
will ask a couple of basic questions:

* You are certain that you installed the Database Engine and not just
only the tools?
* If so, have you ensured that SQL Server is running? Check this in the
SQL Configuration Manager.
* If it is running, do you connect to it properly. I assume that W4082107
is your workstation. The /test should probably be \test, if you have
installed SQL 2005 as a named instance. You can view the instance
names in the Configuration Manager.
I'll take a look on MSDN, TechNet and the MSKB for a page (maybe a
'step-by-step') that references setting up a local instance of SQL
Server when it is working with the Enterprise servers just fine. I
thought I could install SQLServer Express to get my local databases to
work, but MS says the Developer Edition and Express cannot exist on the
same box.
That is not correct. It's perfectly possible to have instance of both
Developer and Expres Edition on the same box. What is not possible is
to install SQL Server Management Studio Express if you have the big
Mgmt Studio installed and vice versa.

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Erland Sommarskog, SQL Server MVP, es****@sommarskog.se

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Nov 10 '06 #4

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