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I believe I have MS SQL Server version 2005, and version 2008 (x64), on my computer. When I connect to localhost in SQL Server Management Studio 2008, the tree on the left says "localhost (SQL Server 9.0.4053)". Also, running:


returns 9.00.4053.00.

How do I select 2008 as the version I wish to use?

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2008 has version 10.0.1600.22 – MarlonRibunal Sep 1 '10 at 1:05
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Your instances should have names.

By accessing localhost you will get the first instance.

Another intance can be accessed with localhost\INSTANCENAME

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To get the instance names you can take a short look in the services list, every instance has a service contanining the instance name. HTH

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I'd +1, but I don't have enough reputation. Thanks, that helped! – Lachlan Aug 26 '10 at 16:22
No problem, I'm happy to hear it helped. – Paul Aug 27 '10 at 4:22

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