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Installing SQL 2008 Web RRS feed

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  • My manager is looking at buying sql 2008 web edition and has asked me to install it on a machine so someone can test out if it has everything they need and want on that edition. So I downloaded the trial version of sql 2008 r2 to install it. But when I start it doesn't give me options of the different editions (web, developer, standard, enterprise, etc...) So how do I know what to install so that it's the same features when we purchase the Web license? I don't want to install just everything then have half of it expire and not work when we install the purchased web edition.
    Tuesday, December 14, 2010 8:06 PM

Answers

  • Trial edition is enterprise evaulation only

    There is no public download available other than Express edition of SQL server.

    If you have MSDN subscription then you can download media for the SQL web edition from there

    other  than that you need to contact Microsoft Volume Licensing Specialist or an authorized reseller.

    • Proposed as answer by Gethyn Ellis Tuesday, December 14, 2010 10:18 PM
    • Marked as answer by WeiLin Qiao Thursday, December 23, 2010 12:31 PM
    Tuesday, December 14, 2010 8:47 PM
  • Hi Smokensqueal,

    use SELECT @@VERSION we could get the edition of SQL Server that we have installed, also please refer the link at below for the features supported by SQL Server 2008 Web edtion.

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc645993(SQL.100).aspx

    • Marked as answer by WeiLin Qiao Thursday, December 23, 2010 12:31 PM
    Thursday, December 16, 2010 11:53 AM

All replies

  • Trial edition is enterprise evaulation only

    There is no public download available other than Express edition of SQL server.

    If you have MSDN subscription then you can download media for the SQL web edition from there

    other  than that you need to contact Microsoft Volume Licensing Specialist or an authorized reseller.

    • Proposed as answer by Gethyn Ellis Tuesday, December 14, 2010 10:18 PM
    • Marked as answer by WeiLin Qiao Thursday, December 23, 2010 12:31 PM
    Tuesday, December 14, 2010 8:47 PM
  • Hi Smokensqueal,

    use SELECT @@VERSION we could get the edition of SQL Server that we have installed, also please refer the link at below for the features supported by SQL Server 2008 Web edtion.

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc645993(SQL.100).aspx

    • Marked as answer by WeiLin Qiao Thursday, December 23, 2010 12:31 PM
    Thursday, December 16, 2010 11:53 AM