Problem connecting VS 2005 to SQL Server 2008

Sometimes it is not possible to connect Visual Studio 2005 to SQL Server 2008.

It will throw the following error message when you try to use VS 2005 Service Pack 1 design tools to open a database connection to Microsoft SQL Server 2008:

“This Server version is not supported. You must have Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Beta 2 or later”

You need to install the VS 2005 SP1 update for SQL Server 2008. You can download the update from the following link:

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