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What to install with VS2008 RRS feed

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  • Hi

    I'm confused with all the available downloads the Sync Framework. I want to develop on VS2008 (Version 9.0.21022.8 RTM
    and using SQL2005 on Server and client (might want to convert client to SQL Server Compact).

    There's downloads here:
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=147C41A9-69F0-496E-B095-DBC5CFFD6285&displaylang=en
    here:
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=C88BA2D1-CEF3-4149-B301-9B056E7FB1E6&displaylang=en
    and here:
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=7849B34F-67AB-481F-A5A5-4990597B0297&displaylang=en

    What do I need to un-install & install to get going? I'm guessing:
    1. Install CTP2SyncSetup_x86.exe to get the Sync Framework V1 CTP2
    2 "Uninstall all earlier versions of SQL Server Compact 3.5 CTP and Beta and Microsoft Synchronization Services for ADO.NET CTP and Beta by using the Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel"
    3.
    Install SSCERuntime-ENU.msi to get SQL Server Compact 3.5 and Synchronization Services for ADO.Net v1.0 for Windows Desktop

    is this correct?

    Cheers

    André






    Thursday, April 3, 2008 10:23 AM

Answers

  • Hi André,

     

    I assume that you are looking to build a hub-and-spoke type implementation where all client databases sync to a central SQL Server database.  If so, I believe the easiest choice for you is to use Sync Services for ADO.NET.  The only problem is that we do not curently have support for SQL Server Express on the client side with Sync Services for ADO.NET, but we do have support for SQL Server Compact on the client side. 

     

    If this is the case then you will need to install both

     

    CTP2SyncSetup_x86.exe

    CTP2SyncServicesADO_x86.msi

     

    assuming you are using x86 from Microsoft Sync Framework v1.0 CTP2 download page.

     

    You might also want to take a look at the following whitepaper on offline data sync.

     

    Liam

    Monday, April 7, 2008 5:55 PM