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  • Hello,

    I have a question, Can I use Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Management Studio Express tool to administrate my SQL Server 2008 Enterprise database without a restriction or limitations?.

    Basically, I have a SQL server 2008 R2 database as production enviroment(Enterprise version) and I would like to know if I can use Microsoft SQL server 2012 Management Studio Express tool to manage my database without limitations.

    Thanks



    • Edited by Rey76 Thursday, April 10, 2014 4:29 PM
    Thursday, April 10, 2014 4:25 PM

Answers

  • Yes, it should be OK.

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    • Marked as answer by tracycai Tuesday, April 22, 2014 3:35 AM
    Thursday, April 10, 2014 4:32 PM
  • Hello,

    I would suggest to use SQL Server 2008 management studio to manage 2008 database.If you have installable for 2008 just run it and select client tools during installation SSMS 2008 will be installed.

    Now SQL server 2012 SP1 express would be completely able to manage 2008 database.


    Please mark this reply as the answer or vote as helpful, as appropriate, to make it useful for other readers

    • Marked as answer by tracycai Tuesday, April 22, 2014 3:35 AM
    Thursday, April 10, 2014 9:58 PM
  • SSMS2012 is backwards compatible so you can use ..

    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/sqltools/thread/0151c2e8-2281-4a78-86b0-20cc1bfd57ac


    Raju Rasagounder MSSQL DBA

    • Marked as answer by tracycai Tuesday, April 22, 2014 3:35 AM
    Friday, April 11, 2014 12:27 AM

All replies

  • Yes, it should be OK.

    For every expert, there is an equal and opposite expert. - Becker's Law


    My blog


    My TechNet articles

    • Marked as answer by tracycai Tuesday, April 22, 2014 3:35 AM
    Thursday, April 10, 2014 4:32 PM
  • Hello,

    I would suggest to use SQL Server 2008 management studio to manage 2008 database.If you have installable for 2008 just run it and select client tools during installation SSMS 2008 will be installed.

    Now SQL server 2012 SP1 express would be completely able to manage 2008 database.


    Please mark this reply as the answer or vote as helpful, as appropriate, to make it useful for other readers

    • Marked as answer by tracycai Tuesday, April 22, 2014 3:35 AM
    Thursday, April 10, 2014 9:58 PM
  • SSMS2012 is backwards compatible so you can use ..

    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/sqltools/thread/0151c2e8-2281-4a78-86b0-20cc1bfd57ac


    Raju Rasagounder MSSQL DBA

    • Marked as answer by tracycai Tuesday, April 22, 2014 3:35 AM
    Friday, April 11, 2014 12:27 AM