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Running SQL Server on Windows Server 2008

I pulled down SQL Server 2008 RC0 over the weekend and I thought it would be good to get this running on Windows Server 2008.  There doesn’t seem to be a lot of resources around on this but it’s not that hard, in fact you pretty much install Windows Server 2008 and as soon as it’s done put SQL Server on top.

Don’t take my word for it, I talked to Alistair Joy  a DBA at Michael Paige Recruitment about his experience of Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server which you can watch here:


Thanks to Alistair for taking the time out to be on video, and to Michael Paige (the third largest recruitment company on the planet) for letting me share this with you.

BTW Sorry about the sound quality on some of this, next time I will remember to take a separate podcast device with me.

I need to finish my article on full text search and I want to use RC0 for that, but I though it would be good to show you that installation so that will be my next post.