Installation of SQL Server 2000 and SQL Server 2005 Developer Editions on the same PC

I currently have SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition installed on my home PC. 
Is it safe (or even advisable) to also install SQL Server Developer Edition 
2000 on the same PC?  I have two clients, one using SQL Server 2000 and 
another one on 2005 so I need to do testing on both.

Bill 


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5/21/2007 6:00:06 PM
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I have both on my laptop, but installed them in the opposite order you are 
wanting to do.  Don't know if there would be issues doing 2005 first and 
then 2000.

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"Bill Murphy" <wmdmurphy@houston.rr.com> wrote in message 
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>I currently have SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition installed on my home PC. 
>Is it safe (or even advisable) to also install SQL Server Developer Edition 
>2000 on the same PC?  I have two clients, one using SQL Server 2000 and 
>another one on 2005 so I need to do testing on both.
>
> Bill
> 


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TheSQLGuru
5/21/2007 6:09:05 PM
Personally, the way I would do it, just to be safest, is to remove SQL 
Server 2005 completely.  Install SQL Server 2000 dev edition, 2000 SP4 and 
maybe even the 2187 cumulative hotfix, then install an instance of SQL 
Server 2005 and then SQL Server 2005 SP2.

To keep things absolutely straight I might install both as named instances, 
e.g. yourmachine\SQL2000 and yourmachine\SQL2005.

-- 
Aaron Bertrand
SQL Server MVP
http://www.sqlblog.com/
http://www.aspfaq.com/5006





"Bill Murphy" <wmdmurphy@houston.rr.com> wrote in message 
news:4651de2d$0$15152$4c368faf@roadrunner.com...
>I currently have SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition installed on my home PC. 
>Is it safe (or even advisable) to also install SQL Server Developer Edition 
>2000 on the same PC?  I have two clients, one using SQL Server 2000 and 
>another one on 2005 so I need to do testing on both.
>
> Bill
> 


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Aaron
5/21/2007 6:11:26 PM
Thanks for the helpful advice I received from both of you.  I'll follow the 
steps you recommended.

Bill


"Bill Murphy" <wmdmurphy@houston.rr.com> wrote in message 
news:4651de2d$0$15152$4c368faf@roadrunner.com...
>I currently have SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition installed on my home PC. 
>Is it safe (or even advisable) to also install SQL Server Developer Edition 
>2000 on the same PC?  I have two clients, one using SQL Server 2000 and 
>another one on 2005 so I need to do testing on both.
>
> Bill
> 


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Bill
5/21/2007 6:31:42 PM
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