Last post May 06, 2016 09:13 AM by Angie xu - MSFT
Apr 27, 2016 06:31 PM|sophia_asp|LINK
Currently I have VS 10, VS 13 & VS 15 and SQL Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server 2014 with management studios installed on my system.
I am thinking to update my system from 32 bit to 64 bit, for this I will need to clean install the OS.
So I want to know that is it really necessary to install previous versions of VS and SQL Server or only latest versions would be sufficient?
Apr 27, 2016 06:38 PM|Nataraj Gandhi Arunachalam|LINK
The latest versions should be sufficient unless you are supporting some application which specifically requires the older version to run on top of.
Apr 27, 2016 07:07 PM|sophia_asp|LINK
Thanks for replying.
Will it be possible to install lower version of VS and SQL Server (with management studio) over latest version at later stage if found that some projects are not supported in latest versions?
Apr 27, 2016 07:32 PM|Nataraj Gandhi Arunachalam|LINK
Yes, it should be possible,
More pointers can be found from the below posts,
Apr 27, 2016 07:44 PM|sophia_asp|LINK
Thanks for the links but none of them seem to prove that lower version can be installed over higher version.
Apr 28, 2016 03:33 AM|Nataraj Gandhi Arunachalam|LINK
Yeah thats true. You may have to "juggle" around a bit to get multiple versions running simultaneously. Maybe uninstall the latest and install the lower version if unable to install the lower version when the higher one is installed. But bottom line is,
as per these posts, it is possible to have multiple versions of VS and SQL sever running in the same machine.
Apr 28, 2016 03:39 PM|sophia_asp|LINK
Nataraj Gandhi Arunachalam
Maybe uninstall the latest and install the lower version if unable to install the lower version when the higher one is installed
I know about that if that does not work then will need to uninstall higher version.
Nataraj Gandhi Arunachalam
it is possible to have multiple versions of VS and SQL sever running in the same machine.
true, it is what I already have on my system, VS 10, 13 & 15 and SQL Server 2008 R2 & 14
Anyways, I will install current higher versions and just 1 below version of that. I think those should be sufficient.
May 06, 2016 09:13 AM|Angie xu - MSFT|LINK
Here are more information, it will be helpful for you:
You can install Visual Studio on a computer that already has an earlier version installed. Before you install versions side by side, review the following conditions, see:
Installing Visual Studio Versions Side-by-Side
SQL Server supports multiple instances of the Database Engine, Analysis Services, and Reporting Services on the same computer. You can also upgrade earlier versions of SQL Server, or install SQL Server on a computer where earlier SQL Server versions are
already installed. See:
Work with Multiple Versions and Instances of SQL Server
have a good day.