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Old February 5th, 2009, 07:33 AM
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Default Installation Issues - Beginning ASP.Net 2.0 ISBN 0-7645-8850-8

Hello,

I’ve just started this book and I need to install Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition and SQL Server 2005 Express Edition. I cant seem to find these 2 to download anywhere as I keep getting directed to the 2008 editions. Are these ok to use or does it have to be 2005? I have windows Vista home Premium on my laptop if that will make any difference.

Any help would be much appreciated.

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There shouldn't be any reason that VWD 2K8 would not work for you; it is essentially VWD 2K5 with the added support for LINQ and such.

The only thing to be aware of is if you use SQL Server 2008. I am not familiar with this particular book but if the Author uses a connection string similar to the following:

asp Code:
Data Source=.\SQLExpress;Integrated Security=true; AttachDbFilename=|DataDirectory|\mydb.mdf;User Instance=true;

This will fail in SQL 2K8 because of the User Instance flag at the end. You will need to remove this flag to make the connection string work.

hth.
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Thanks Doug that helps alot! I will give it a try and see if it works!

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No problem. Let me know if you have any problems.

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