I've installed SQL Server 2008 R2 Express Edition in my Win 7 notebook. The Express Edition doesn't have SQL Profiler enabled. Thus it's hard for me to debug my SQL 2005 applications.

I have a license for SQL Server 2005 (32 bit) and when I tried to install the client tools it gave a "known compatibility" error message. Is it possible to install the 2005 client tools (for 32 bit) only in the same machine?

I have SQL Server 2008R2 Express Edition, Windows 7, and Visual Studio 2010.

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    My advice would be to create VMs for your required testing environments. – jscott Dec 28 '12 at 3:45
  • superuser.com/questions/95072/… might give you some hints on how to proceed with installing SQL 2005 on Windows 7 since it is supported according to Microsoft support.microsoft.com/kb/955725 – mprill Dec 28 '12 at 4:16
  • Is that "error" message the warning to install the Service pack? – TomTom Dec 28 '12 at 9:39

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