Mar 25, 2014 For more information, see the SQL Server Books Online topics, 'How to: View SQL Server 2005 Setup Log Files' and 'Starting SQL Server Manually.' SQL Server 2005 is not supported on windows 8.1 but you can install it.I would advise not to use it but still if you want to go ahead ok.
Re: SQL Server 2005 Express on 64 bit machine?
Jan 03, 2009 02:55 AMJian Kang - MSFTLINK
Famous instrumental music. Here is the introduction for installing SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services:
Step 1: For 32-bit platforms, download and install the 32-bit version of Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0. For 64-bit platforms (x64 and EMT64 only), download and install the 64-bit version of Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0.
Reporting Services in SQL Server Express with Advanced Services (SQL Server Express) includes a subset of the features that are available in other editions of SQL Server.
For more details, please refer to the documents below:
Features Supported by the Editions of SQL Server 2005
Reporting Services in SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services
SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services (SSRS) introduces many new features and enhancements, you may determine whether to use it based on your tutorials or actual requirement.
SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) is an integrated environment for managing any SQL infrastructure, from SQL Server to Azure SQL Database. SSMS provides tools to configure, monitor, and administer instances of SQL Server and databases. Use SSMS to deploy, monitor, and upgrade thes new in this release, see the SSMS release notes.
Supported SQL offerings (SSMS 18.4)
- This version of SSMS works with all supported versions of SQL Server 2008 - SQL Server 2019 (15.x) and provides the greatest level of support for working with the latest cloud features in Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Data Warehouse.
- Additionally, SSMS 18.x can be installed side by side with SSMS 17.x, SSMS 16.x, or SQL Server 2014 SSMS and earlier.
- SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) - SSMS version 17.x or later doesn't support connecting to the legacy SQL Server Integration Services service. To connect to an earlier version of the legacy Integration Services, use the version of SSMS aligned with the version of SQL Server. For example, use SSMS 16.x to connect to the legacy SQL Server 2016 Integration Services service. SSMS 17.x and SSMS 16.x can be installed side by side on the same computer. Since the release of SQL Server 2012, the SSIS Catalog database, SSISDB, is the recommended way to store, manage, run, and monitor Integration Services packages. For details, see SSIS Catalog.
Supported operating systems (SSMS 18.4)
This release of SSMS supports the following 64-bit platforms when used with the latest available service pack:
- Windows 10 (64-bit) *
- Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
- Windows Server 2019 (64-bit)
- Windows Server 2016 (64-bit) *
- Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit)
- Windows Server 2012 (64-bit)
- Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)
* Requires version 1607 (10.0.14393) or later
SSMS runs on Windows (AMD or Intel) only. If you need a tool that runs on platforms other than Windows, take a look at Azure Data Studio. Azure Data Studio is a new cross-platform tool that runs on macOS, Linux, as well as Windows. For details, see Azure Data Studio.
Release notes (SSMS 18.4)
There are a few known issues with this release.
For details about this release, see the SSMS release notes.
Previous SSMS releases
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