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Installation of SQL server Denali (2011) CTP upgrades the BIDS 2008. Is there any way possible that this does not happens as this I am using BIDS 2008 for creating SSIS packages for SQL server 2008 .

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You really really don't want to be installing a CTP release on a machine/server that you use for any other purpose, for the simple reason alone that it is a CTP release, unless of course you are happy with the fact that you may need to rebuild the machine at some point.

My advice, get either a dedicated server for testing Denali or setup a Virtual Machine to do so.

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Hi John, Alas I am writing new answer because I am not able to see comment link under you answer. My question is can you recommend any Virtual Machine that I can use for my Mindows XP system? –  user62937 Dec 8 '10 at 9:23
    
You can use VMWare Player –  paranjai Dec 20 '10 at 10:46
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