Mobile Setup w/both VS 2005 and SQL Studio CTP

Mobile Setup w/both VS 2005 and SQL Studio CTP

Post by jhagert » Thu, 09 Mar 2006 22:38:15


Hi all, I have two issues which may or may not be related...

1. I was able to add a connection to an sdf file in VS2005, but now I can't
(no mobile option in the connect window).

2. In SQL Server Studio Express 2005 CTP v9.0.0, a peer of mine has the
Connect button on the object explorer toolbar, but I don't. Also, I don't
have the option to open up an sdf database because I can't change the
database engine type to mobile (which again, my peer is able to do). The
only thought I have on this is perhaps he has the full studio installed vs
me just having the Express CTP installed.

For both of these issues, I have tried reinstalling all of the below:
-Sqlce30setupen.msi
-SqlMobile30DeviceSdkENU.msi
-SQLServer2005_SSMSEE.msi
-Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC SDK.msi

Am I missing some obscure setup file which adds the functionality above??
Help!!

Thanks
 
 
 

Mobile Setup w/both VS 2005 and SQL Studio CTP

Post by Darren Sha » Sun, 12 Mar 2006 00:41:17

not sure what your issue is with VS2005 not showing SQL Mobile as a valid
option in the Add Connection wizard. there is no support for working with
SQL Mobile in the SQL Express graphical console - they are very different
products. You need to have SQL Server 2005 Management Studio (not Express)
to work with SQL Mobile databases.

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