I've got a number of applications running databases under SQL Server 2008 R2. My hosting service has now migrated their server over to SQL server 2012. My apps still appear to be working correctly, but I can't access any of the databases using the Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio, I get all kinds of weird messages :
"This back end version is not supported to design database diagrams or tables" when I try to view a table's design
"Invalid prefix or suffix characters" when I try to view data in a table.
both of these errors are expected when a SQL 2008 data base is viewed using a SQL 2012 server. however, here's my questions:
How feasible is it to run SQL server 2008 R@ and SQL server 2012 on the same machine?
(ie, can I download sql server 2012 express,and run it side by side with my SQL server 2008 R2)
will this cause me any problems in the future if I just ignore the management studio?
Any help will be gratefully received.
(Sorry if this is in the wrong forum)
Edited by GeorgeW, 28 October 2013 - 06:50 PM.