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If I install Replication components on SQL Server 2005 is in use, will this stop the service and sql server? This server is in use continuously and I can not down it for a moment but I have to install extra components too.


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You can't bring it down for a moment... ever... sounds like a tough environment – joeqwerty Jun 24 '10 at 13:20
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Muhammad --> I am fairly certain this installation will require either services to be stopped or a reboot as most feature changes/etc. with SQL Server end up requiring. You will have to find a downtime window, most likely.

Your safest bet would be to verify this on a non-production environment and see for yourself if that environment mirrors production as far as setup/etc.

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