Witness on virtuell server and how to licence? RRS feed

  • Question



    I plan to configure a mirrored SQL system. Principal and Mirror server will be dedicated Hardware.

    Will it work to run the witness instance on a virtuell system?


    And how must it be licenced because witness server does not serve the DB or any users but takes only control funcionallity?


    Does someone have experience in running the witness server on SQL Express??


    Thanks in advance,



    Thursday, July 31, 2008 9:48 AM

All replies


    You can place the witness on SQL Server Express, there is no licience involved and yes you can virtualize the system.  This is a typical scenerio we implement for many of our large enterprise customers. 


    Friday, August 1, 2008 3:49 PM