SQL Server version restrictions on installation of BT Beta2

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      I am in the process of installing beta 2 on my server. The install guide states that I can run either SQL 2000 or 2005 locally but not both. I have two apps on the server that require/include SQL 2000 (MSDE 2000.)

      Does the prohibition of local installs of two SQL versions mean I can’t install SQL 2005 since I must have MSDE 2000? (I assume it does.)

      This is a pretty big problem for me, as my small business uses only one server. It looks like I will have to decide between using BT 2006 but not SQL 2005 or SQL 2005 but not BT 2006. Am I missing something?


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      I have not tried what you are talking about.

      But, I would guess as long as you can install SQL 2000 MSDE and SQL 2005 (under a named instance probably since default is probably taken) on the same server BizTalk should be fine.

      I don’t know if that is possible.

      Running BizTalk with SQL 2000 is a great option though. As far as I know, BT 2006 does not take advantage of many of the new features of SQL 2005. Sure, it will run “better” on 2005, but I would guess unless you are under high load you wouldn’t notice a difference.

      Just my thoughts on this.

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