SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) is an IDE that provides a graphical interface for connecting and working with MS SQL server. It was launched with Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and is used for configuring, managing, and administering all components within Microsoft SQL Server.
SSMS first version was with SQL server 2005. SSMS remains an integral part of SQL server with SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2012 and SQL Server 2016. In 2016, Microsoft started the first numerical series of versioning with the SSMS version number as 16.3. All series include 16.x, 17.x and 18.0 as version numbers.
So, I plan to move this SQL 2005 from a physical Windows Server 2003 box to a brand new shiny Windows 2008 VM server. The other half of out IT dept. called Microsoft and he tells me they said there is no key? I have proof that my predecessors spent the money and a statement from Microsoft Licensing saying we own it. Problem is I got no key.
Multiple services can be run simultaneously, with each service having its logins, ports, databases, and more. There are two types of instances: Primary instances and Named instances. You can run up to 50 instances at once on a SQL Server 2005 and later. You can have multiple instances on the server, but only one will be the default one. Each SQL Server instance has its own copy of the server files, databases, and security credentials.
idea from Deb Anderson -the-sql-server-2005-enterprise:1. Uninstall everything related to SQL 20052. If you have SQL 2005 SP2 installed on another computer go to that computer and copy sqlservr.exe and sqlos.dll from the installation folder (C:/Program Files/MS SQL Server/MSSQL.1/MSSQL/Binn).3. Try to install SQL 2005 again4. When you get the error prompt, without canceling it paste the files sqlservr.exe and slqos.dll to C:/Program Files/MS SQL Server/MSSQL.1/MSSQL/Binn5. Go back to the error prompt and press Retry 2b1af7f3a8