SQL Server 2005 Express will only install if there are no other instances of SQL Server present on the server. Therefore, if you have your own version of SQL Server 2000/2005 Standard or Enterprise Edition that you would like to run your Blackbaud database on, install the new server in the following order:

 

     

     

    Note: The latest version, which can be downloaded from our Web site, can be used to install a new server for use with an existing database. The database can be backed up and detached from the old server, then restored/attached to the new server. Upon the first login, the database will be updated to the version installed on the new server.

    • Install the SQL Server instance
       
    • Install the Blackbaud software
       
    • Attach the Blackbaud databases to the Blackbaud Management Console using the appropriate SQL Server instance