Last post Jul 29, 2005 12:02 PM by FishingMichael2
Jul 26, 2005 09:27 AM|Chuqui|LINK
Jul 26, 2005 11:17 AM|matchbx27|LINK
Why yes you can. You will need to install either SQL Server or MSDE (or use one of the other dataproviders).
Jul 26, 2005 11:40 AM|iwonder|LINK
Things to note:
Using MSDE will require a database manager utility, either OSQL, command line utility that comes with it, or a more advanced type of db manager. Web Matrix, and Web Administrator are such utilities.
For MS-SQL you get all the bells and whistles, including Enterprise Manager, which gives you advanced features to help manage SQL databases.
Cost is a concern for most developers on their own, and there was a Develpers edition of MS-SQL around, but I never really used it, so I'm not sure about its' features or even availability at this point.
The other thing is that the new gen of tools for ASP.Net and SQL (SQLExpress) may not work with the existing DNN framework. However, DNN is marching towards that compatibility as well. Bottom line is you can do it, and without a lot of cost in license
fees, if you choose. Good luck, and welcome.
Jul 26, 2005 01:14 PM|vortexmusic|LINK
Jul 26, 2005 03:36 PM|FishingMichael2|LINK
This is the free version of MSDE. I've got it installed on my laptop and registered in Enterprise Manager. I believe the client tools are free.
Jul 26, 2005 03:53 PM|Chuqui|LINK
Jul 26, 2005 10:35 PM|iwonder|LINK
Jul 27, 2005 12:46 AM|Chuqui|LINK
Jul 27, 2005 08:29 AM|matchbx27|LINK
Jul 27, 2005 11:20 AMfirstname.lastname@example.org|LINK
Jul 28, 2005 05:36 PM|Chuqui|LINK
Jul 29, 2005 12:02 PM|FishingMichael2|LINK
Steps to register MSDE in Enterprise Manager
Launch C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\80\Tools\Binn\SVRNETCN.exe
In the window select the MSDE "SystemName\InstanceName"
Enable TCI/IP protocol, and click
Restart SQL Server service.