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We are glad to announce that compatibility between Business Notification and SQL Server 2008 is as of now verified and confirmed. Business Notification can run on SQL Server 2008 provided that the 2 following components are also installed:


          SQL Server Notification Services 2005

          SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3.


Notification Services is no longer part of SQL Server 2008. What SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 does is that it allows Notification Services 2005 to run with the SQL Server 2008 database engine. For further information, please also refer to “What’s New in SQL Server 2005 SP3”:


While refering to the Business Notification Installation Guide ( ) as your main source of information, below are the steps that you need to include in the installation process in order to use SQL Server 2008.


Installation steps:


1. Install SQL Server 2008.

2. Install SQL Server 2005 Notification Services only. When the SQL Server 2005 setup is started, a list of installation components is available. Selected Notification Services only and complete the installation.

3. Apply SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3. This can be downloaded from here:


Continue with the steps described in the Business Notification Installation Guide.


Smaranda Calin

Program Manager

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