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SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard on Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Standard (x64)

This download comes as a pre-configured VHD. This download enables you evaluate SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition VHD for 180 days.

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    Start evaluating SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard today. SQL Server 2008 R2 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 Systems

    Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

    Hyper-V is required to run this virtual machine. In addition to Hyper-V, you will need a 64-bit system with hardware-assisted virtualization enabled, as well as data execution prevention (DEP).

    Hyper-V can be run from one of the following OS environments:
    - Windows Server 2008 SP2
    - Windows Server 2008 R2
    - Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

    Prerequisites, installation steps, OS recommendations and known issues of Hyper-V can be found here.
  • 1. Download all 6 parts
    2. Run the self-extracting RAR archive. You will be prompted to accept the EULA, after which the VM files will be extracted.
    3. Import the VM into Hyper-V
    4. VM local admin password is pass@word1

    By default, this VM comes configured without a virtual NIC defined. You will need to configure one in order to connect to the Internet - a requirement to begin your 180 day evaluation.

    Also, if you want to add more memory beyond the defaulted 2GB, do so before you launch the VM (Note: You can add a virtual NIC while the VM is running)

    Specific details on how to add this image to the Hyper-V library can be found in the README file included in this VM package.

    If you have any questions, please contact vhdinfo

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