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Posted By:      Posted Date: October 22, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Sql Server

I bought a book to learn Business Intelligence tools in SQL Server 2008 R2. I want to install it on my notebook so I can practice while travelling, but I have a few questions:

1. What is the best way to install it so that it does not interfere with my day to day work on my notebook? Should I install Virtual PC and run it from within there? I know it starts a lot of processes at boot and I don't want them to hog up system resources when I'm not using SQL Server.

2. The book came with a trial of SS 2008 Enterprise. Will this even install on a Vista (64-bit) system or would it only work on a Server edition of Windows? If it will not install in this environment, I was thinking of buying SS 2008 Developer edition. Will this provide all the same tools as the Enterprise (aside from scalability)?

Thanks for your help!

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