[dba-SQLServer] SQL and Vista

MartyConnelly martyconnelly at shaw.ca
Wed Dec 20 16:58:04 CST 2006

Got this from SSWUG.org tip by Alexander Chigrik
Holy Compatibility Batman - SQL Server Express on Vista?

SQL Server 2005 Incompatibility Buzz
Wow.  The 'net is alive with a feeding frenzy about SQL Server 2005 Express
not working on Vista.  You would have thought it was found that hard disk
drives didn't work with Vista.  I haven't seen so much FUD in a 
looooooong time.
First off, Vista isn't GA (General Availability - retail) and is only 
starting to be considered
for deployment in the new year.  Second, there is already a service pack 
for SQL Server Express that lets it work on Vista.  I know.  I've used 
it.  (You can get it here)

Running SQL Server on "Microsoft Windows Server Longhorn" or Microsoft 
Windows Vista
In an effort to provide customers with more secure products,
Microsoft Windows Server "Longhorn" and Microsoft Windows Vista
will only support SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 (SP2) 
<http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=77674> or later when it becomes 


click on
SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 CTP (December 2006) 
SQL Server 2005 Express Edition and Tools Service Pack 2 CTP (December 

"If you're looking to run SQL Server Express on Windows Vista,
you'll need to have the service pack installed.  The service pack
to enable the balance of SQL Server 2005 will be released Q1 of 2007.
It's unfortunate to have to wait, but if you need to run it on your
 early installations of Vista, make sure you get the service packs."

Martin Reid wrote:

>Think its only the Express version.
>Martin WP Reid
>Training and Assessment Unit
>Riddle Hall
>tel: 02890 974477
>From: dba-sqlserver-bounces at databaseadvisors.com on behalf of artful at rogers.com
>Sent: Sun 17/12/2006 11:36
>To: AccessD at databaseadvisors. com; dba-SQLServer
>Cc: Pete Simpson; tsql at yahoogroups.com; Peter Brawley
>Subject: [dba-SQLServer] SQL and Vista
>According to this story (http://money.cnn.com/2006/12/14/magazines/business2/microsoft_vista.biz2/index.htm), SQL Server won't run on Vista at least until MS serves up a patch.
>Has anyone independently verified that the content of this story is true? Unfortunately I cannot verify it since I don't yet have a copy of Vista other than the beta.
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Marty Connelly
Victoria, B.C.

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