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SQL Server 2005 Evaluation Software

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by sqlnewbie, Apr 29, 2007.

  1. sqlnewbie New Member

    With one of the Microsoft books I bought, I got the SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Evaluation Software. My pc has Windows XP Professional on it. I installed the Express edition of SQL Server but it doesn't have all of the options that the Enterprise Edition does. If I install Virtual pc, can I then install the Enterprise Evaluation software? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.
  2. satya Moderator

    SQL Express doesn't have any tools to play with, you need to havehttp://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=4c6ba9fd-319a-4887-bc75-3b02b5e48a40 in this case.

    If you are trying use evaluation edition then why not try enterprise edition itself.

    Satya SKJ
    Microsoft SQL Server MVP
    Writer, Contributing Editor & Moderator
    http://www.SQL-Server-Performance.Com
    This posting is provided AS IS with no rights for the sake of knowledge sharing. The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind.
  3. sqlnewbie New Member

    Thanks for the link. Is it true that SQL Server Enterprise Edition must be installed on a computer that has Windows Server operating system installed? It doesn't look like I can install the Enterprise Edition on my Windows XP Professional computer.
  4. satya Moderator

    Enterprise Edition is only for SQL 2000 version and in SQL 2005 it is Management Studio, for SQLExpress edition you need to have advanced services to use all the features.

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...7F-C094-49A2-A050-2D07993566EC&displaylang=en and you can have XP pro with SP2 to install.

    Satya SKJ
    Microsoft SQL Server MVP
    Writer, Contributing Editor & Moderator
    http://www.SQL-Server-Performance.Com
    This posting is provided AS IS with no rights for the sake of knowledge sharing. The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind.

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