Upgrading SQL Server LocalDb

January 14, 2017 / 6 Comments

The Problem
The Microsoft SQL Server LocalDb has become a staple tool for our development teams. A number of years ago they removed the version number from the connection string, which was a great move.
I recently needed to upgrade to 2016 in order to import a .bacpac file from an Azure database. So I installed SQL Server Express 2016 […]
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SQL Server 2008 SP2 Uninstall Fails

September 6, 2011 / No Comment

Recently, I tried opening an MDF file from my SQL Server Express instance only to discover be prompted with the following error:

The database cannot be opened because it is version 661. This server supports version 662 and earlier. A downgrade path is not supported.

This error message is completely misleading, however, as it indicates that my installation […]
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