Visual Studio error “This server version is not supported…” Any help?

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What server would best be used in Installing Visual Studio? I was just thinking if it really affects the installation.

Am I thinking the right way?

I just recently installed Visual Studio 2012 using the Windows Server 2008 machine which includes all updates and service packs.

But when I am in the process of working on SQL Server database from Visual Studio, an error message would come out:

This server version is not supported. Only servers up to Microsoft SQL 2008 are supported”.

Add a table to the database


This server version is not supported. Only server up to Microsoft SQL Server 2008 are supported.

What does this message exactly mean? I can recall seeing the same error when I updated SQL Server 2008 instance to SQL Server 2008 R2 before, but that was with another computer.

It was suggested to me then to have it re-installed, but it didn’t help at all.

As for the problem I’m having now, I followed every single step I was told but still did not work.

Can you please tell me what I am supposed to do?

How must I fix this?

Answered By 0 points N/A #130352

Visual Studio error “This server version is not supported…” Any help?



Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools work with SQL Server 2012.

Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools presents an integrated environment for database developers to carry out all their database design work, with Visual Studio. All of the developers will be appreciate the recognizable VS tools.

However while this allows VS to connect localdb this will make Visual Studio 2010 conscious of new SQL Server syntax, and able to utilize the appropriate compiler/parser/language service, etc.

Perhaps there are no tricks yet to make an older version of Visual Studio / Data Dude compatible with SQL Server 2012. You have to use the solution here in SQL Server Data Tools written to accommodate SQL Server 2012.





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