SQL Server 2008 Enterprise Evaluation on Windows Server 2008 VHD

This download comes as a pre-configured VHD. This download enables you evaluate the SQL Server 2008 Enterprise Evaluation Edition VHD for 180 days.
  • Note:There are multiple files available for this download.Once you click on the "Download" button, you will be prompted to select the files you need.


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    VHD Test Drive Program Eula WS 2008 (LCA updated 3 26 2010).htm








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      Start evaluating SQL Server 2008 Enterprise today. SQL Server 2008 Enterprise provides a trusted, productive, and intelligent data platform that enables you to run your most demanding mission-critical applications, reduce time and cost of development and management of applications, and deliver actionable insight to your entire organization.
  • Supported Operating System

    Windows Server 2008 Enterprise

      Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V is required to use this virtual machine
      In addition to the system requirements for Windows Server 2008 as described in the release notes, a 64-bit system with hardware-assisted virtualization enabled and data execution prevention (DEP) is required.
      It is also recommended to ensure that you have a clean install of x64 edition of Windows Server 2008 to be able to use the Hyper-V technology.
      Prerequisites, installation steps, OS recommendations, and known issues of Hyper-V can be found here
    • In order to use this evaluation package you will need to have Microsoft Hyper-V installed on a physical machine.
      Hyper-V is available on Windows Server 2008 only and the details on how to install Hyper-V can be found here. Details of how to setup the VHD are included in the documentation that accompanies the product.