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What does virtual instance mean?

Discussion in 'SQL Server 2005 General DBA Questions' started by pcsql, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. pcsql New Member

    I have seen the term virtual instance but don't know what it means. Can someone explain it? Does it mean SQL Server instance created in Virtual Server?

    Thanks.
  2. MohammedU New Member

    I don't think it is anything to do with sql server intance...
    I believe it is related to windows virtual server...or os related...

    Just google "what is virtual instance" you may get some info...


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  3. pcsql New Member

    Hi MohammedU,

    I'm interested in this since there is a change in regarding the virtual license in SP2.
  4. MohammedU New Member

  5. satya Moderator

    http://www.microsoft.com/sql/howtobuy/multipleinstances.mspx too and the virtual instance is referring to the OS copy if you are using Virtual Server product.

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