In Windows 7 64 bit I installed Visual Studio 2008 (which installed SQL 2005 Express)
Then installed SQL Server 2008 Developer x64 edition. Did not receive any errors.
When I tried to connect to the 2008 database, SQL Server Management Studio finds the SQL Express but does not find the 2008 installation of MSSQLSERVER.
It simply does not see the installed instance. I am sure it is probably something simple but it is getting past me. Please help.