cannot install SQL server management studio Express on the same machine with SQL server management studio RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,
    I already have the SQL server 2005 on my system. now that I need to connect to a remote SQL server on a new hosting account, I need the express edition. but  I get this error at the time of installation of the express:

    "sql server management studio express  cannot be installed on the same machine with sql server management studio"

    I can't uninstall the SQl server, what shoud I do??

    is there any other way so I can connect to the remote server, without the studio express ?

    or how do I handle this??
    please help.
    I appreciate any help in advance.
    Tuesday, February 24, 2009 8:39 PM

All replies

  • Hi CFDeveloper

    Could you let us know what version of SQL server do you have for your remote SQL server? (Please make sure the remote SQL server support TCP/IP to connect to it)

    I do not think you need to insql SQL server Management Studio express to connect to that server. (If the remote SQL server is SQL Server 2005 or below)
    Have you try to use the IP address to connect to the remote SQL server instead?

    Good luck

    Sunday, March 1, 2009 10:12 PM