SQL Server 2008 R2 VHD Available for Download

Microsoft has released a pre-configured Virtual Hard Drive (VHD) which enables you evaluate SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition for 180 days.

Make sure you have Hyper-V installed to run this virtual machine. You will also need a 64-bit system with hardware-assisted virtualization enabled, as well as data execution prevention (DEP).

Download SQL Server 2008 R2 VHD

There are 5 parts to be downloaded in the link given above. Once downloaded, self-extract the RAR file, accept the EULA and import the VM into your Hyper-V.

Note: To connect to the internet using this VHD, you will manually need to configure a virtual NIC.

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1 comment:

Carlos Negroni said...

Thank you very much for this information, I need to create a VM with Project Server 2010 so this VHD will help me although I use Virtual Box so I hope I can use it