Running side by side installations

Nov 30, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Just for the heck of it, I tried installing Commerce Server 10 side by side on top of an existing MS Commerce Server 2009 R2 RTM enterprise installation. So far so good. I just used MSCS10_Admin as my database so nothing was overwritten. Curious to see if this can work side by side at least until RTM so that I don't have to have a dedicated VM wasted just to host Commerce Server 10 prerelease bits.

Dec 2, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Thanks for trying the pre-release bits, really appreciate it. Sorry but a side by side install is not a supported scenario, the reason for this is that the GUIDs for all of the COM pieces have not changed, and so your registry would be updated to point to the CS10 dlls and then most likely break your R2 install.

Let us know how you get on, we'll be happy to answer any questions you have.

Thanks again.