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can sql server express 2008 R2 be installed on a Mac?

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  • Hi.  I need to install a client/server application running sql server 2008 R2 express. Can this be done?

    Regars,

    José


    José

    Friday, July 27, 2012 2:47 AM

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  • Hello,

    You cannot install SQL Server natively on MAC since it is not supported platform. Try creating a Windows virtual machine using Parallel Desktop for MAC, then install SQL Server on that virtual machine.

    Hope this helps.

    Regards,

    Alberto Morillo
    SQLCoffee.com

    • Marked as answer by José Soto Friday, October 26, 2012 2:17 PM
    Friday, July 27, 2012 5:22 AM
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  • Hello José,

    SQL Server is a Windows server application, you can't install it on a MAC or other OS then windows.


    Olaf Helper
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    Friday, July 27, 2012 3:54 AM
  • Additional considerations:

    Olaf is correct, it will not install on the mac OS as it's based off of BSD. You'll need at least windows 7 to install the developer edition and windows server to install enterprise. This can, however, be done on a mac if using any type of virtual management software to run a windows os along side the mac os in the virtual resource.

    -Sean


    Sean Gallardy, MCC | Blog

    • Marked as answer by José Soto Friday, October 26, 2012 2:17 PM
    Friday, July 27, 2012 3:57 AM

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