Friday, October 9, 2009

SQL Server 2008 express

I spent the better part of today attempting to get my (Windows Vista Business :/ ) system to a state where I was able to run the installer for SQL Server Management Studio 2008 so that I could access a 2008 sqlexpress instance running on another machine. It's finally running the installer as I type this and the annoying thing is that my friend was able to access the DB using RazorSQL (usign the jtds driver) on his Mac without a problem. It's infuriating that I have to go through all this hassle when I could have just used a non-Microsoft tool to do the job. I don't see why SQL Server Management Studio 2005 can't access the database at the same level as jtds. I suppose if I added an odbc connection on my computer to the db then I could have accessed it that way...

The install is now finished... Hopefully I can at least get some work done now.

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