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On my dev machine I have the management studio tools installed from SQL Server 2008. However, one of the sql server boxes I need to profile against is running R2.

Because of this, when I start the profiler and connect to that server all of the templates are gone.

If I go to Edit the templates, the R2 server type isn't available as an option.

Do I have to upgrade my local toolset to R2 or is there some other way around this?

Note, that if I create a template and save it the next time I connect to the server that saved template isn't available.

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Normally, SQL client tools are backwards compatible to older server version but not forwards compatible. This isn't 100% true (SQL EM could not manage SQL Server 2005 but Query Analyzer worked) but I've found it a good rule of thumb.

I'd upgrade my SQL tools.

Or can you remote into a box running R2 and run profiler there as a workaround?

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Looks like upgrading is the only real option. Thanks. –  Chris Lively Feb 21 '11 at 14:48
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