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  • How is possible to setup MsSql Server 2008 on Apple MacPro?
    Friday, October 22, 2010 1:45 PM

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  • This is for sure database design question :)

    Microsoft SQL Server works on Windows OS only. So if you need to run it on Mac, you should either use virtual environment or dual boot/windows there.

    You can see the requirements to Operating System based on SQL Server Edition here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms143506.aspx

     


    Thank you!

    My blog: http://aboutsqlserver.com

    • Proposed as answer by Hugo Kornelis Friday, October 22, 2010 2:40 PM
    • Marked as answer by ahmetates Friday, October 22, 2010 2:47 PM
    Friday, October 22, 2010 1:55 PM
  • I would probably go with dual boot because you'll have more resources for the operating system and Sql Server (especially RAM) than within the virtual environment. On other hand if you're using SQL Server for development or evaluation and don't deal with huge databases, it hardly matters. 

    You should be able to install and run SQL Server on windows 7 as long as SQL Server edition is compatible with OS edition. See the link from the first answer in the thread


    Thank you!

    My blog: http://aboutsqlserver.com

    • Proposed as answer by Hugo Kornelis Friday, October 22, 2010 2:40 PM
    • Marked as answer by ahmetates Friday, October 22, 2010 2:47 PM
    Friday, October 22, 2010 2:20 PM

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  • This is for sure database design question :)

    Microsoft SQL Server works on Windows OS only. So if you need to run it on Mac, you should either use virtual environment or dual boot/windows there.

    You can see the requirements to Operating System based on SQL Server Edition here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms143506.aspx

     


    Thank you!

    My blog: http://aboutsqlserver.com

    • Proposed as answer by Hugo Kornelis Friday, October 22, 2010 2:40 PM
    • Marked as answer by ahmetates Friday, October 22, 2010 2:47 PM
    Friday, October 22, 2010 1:55 PM
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    Which method is practical?  1.  Virtual environment or 2.  dual boot  ?

    Can I assume that if I dual boot, then I can set up MsSql Server 2008 as if I set it up on a PC with Windows 7 without any further adjustment ?

    Friday, October 22, 2010 2:08 PM
  • I would probably go with dual boot because you'll have more resources for the operating system and Sql Server (especially RAM) than within the virtual environment. On other hand if you're using SQL Server for development or evaluation and don't deal with huge databases, it hardly matters. 

    You should be able to install and run SQL Server on windows 7 as long as SQL Server edition is compatible with OS edition. See the link from the first answer in the thread


    Thank you!

    My blog: http://aboutsqlserver.com

    • Proposed as answer by Hugo Kornelis Friday, October 22, 2010 2:40 PM
    • Marked as answer by ahmetates Friday, October 22, 2010 2:47 PM
    Friday, October 22, 2010 2:20 PM