SQL Server 2008 Free Download

Free Download 32bit and 64bit SQL Server 2008. It is an offline installer of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express free download for 32bit & 64bit architecture. SQL Server 2008 also released in three Service Pack i.e sp1, sp2, and sp3.

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SQL Server 2008 Introduction:

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 is relational database management system developed by Microsoft for use of data storage and manipulation behind application mostly developed on its own native technologies. SQL Server is released initially in 1989 but becomes more impressive after SQL Server 2008 introduction. SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2 both are different and r2 will have editions that support up to 256 logical processors, an increase from the maximum support of 64 logical processors with past releases. SQL Server 2008 was basically released in 4 service packs i.e SQL Server 2008 sp1, SQL Server 2008 sp2, SQL Server 2008 sp3, and SQL Server 2008 sp4. MS SQL Server 2008 has many new features as well as improvements in security, manageability, scalability, development tools, spatial location services, Data Warehouse creation, Multi-dimensional analytics, reporting, high availability, replication, Management tools, programmability, integration services, Data Warehouse Scale and Performance, and Data Mining. In scalability, features like partitioning, data compression, resource governor, partition table parallelism are available only with the enterprise edition of SQL Server 2008. In High Availability, features like Backup compression, Hot add CPU, online configuration of P2P nodes, Hot add memory, Mirrored backups, Online Restore, Online indexing, fast recovery, and database snapshots are specific among enterprise edition while automatic corruption recovery from mirror, Dynamic AWE, Failover without client configuration and Failover clustering is available in both Standard and Enterprise.

C2 audit mode is available only among all editions while SQL Server auditing, transparent database encryption, ISV encryption(off-box key management) are specific to Enterprise edition in security features. SQL Server change tracking, transactional replication, snapshot replication, merge replication are available among all editions while Oracle publishing, P2P transactional replication are particular to Enterprise edition. Enterprise edition has almost all features in manageability except user instances that are specific to express editions while Dedicated admin connection, Policy-Based Management, Policy-Based Management best practices policies are common among all editions. In Managment tools Microsoft Operations Manager Pack, SQL Server Profiler, Database Engine Tuning Advisor, and SQL Server Agent features are available among Enterprise, Standard, Workgroup, and Web editions respectively while SQL Server Management Studio, SQL Server Configuration Manager, SQL CMD (command prompt tool), and SQL Server management objects (SMO) features are present in all editions except SQL Server Management Studio that is absent in express edition of SQL Server 2008.

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SQL Server 2008 Summary:

  1. Microsoft SQL Server 2008 is relational database management system developed by Microsoft for use of data storage and manipulation behind application mostly developed on its own native technologies.
  2. MS SQL Server 2008 has many new features as well as improvements in security, manageability, scalability, development tools, spatial location services, Data Warehouse creation, Multi-dimensional analytics, reporting, high availability, replication, Management tools and other sections.
  3. In scalability, features like partitioning, data compression, resource governor, partition table parallelism are available only with the enterprise edition of SQL Server 2008.
  4. C2 audit mode is available only among all editions while SQL Server auditing, transparent database encryption, ISV encryption(off-box key management) are specific to Enterprise edition in security features.
  5. SQL Server Management Studio is absent in express edition of SQL Server 2008 and only in SQL Server 2008 not in higher versions of SQL Server.

SQL Server 2008 Technical details:

  1. Software Full Name: SQL Server 2008
  2. Setup File Name: windows_server_2008_r2.iso
  3. Setup Type: Offline Installer file
  4. Setup Size: 1.75 GB, 4.20 GB
  5. Architecture: (x86)/(x64)
  6. Added On: 23 dec, 2016
  7. License:  Free Trial
  8. Developers: Microsoft

SQL Server 2008 System Requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10.
  • Memory (RAM): 1 GB of RAM required.
  • Hard Disk Space: 4 GB of free space required.
  • Processor: Pentium IV or later recommended.

SQL Server 2008 Download:

SQL Server 2008 download 32 bit & 64bit. Just click on the download button and free download Microsoft SQL Server x86 & x64 offline installer setup.

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  • Piyush Goyal

    why are you providing windows evalaution copies provide the original one iso’s……

    • Which Windows version we are providing as evaluation copy please explain? Note: You are commenting about Windows on SQL Server post if you commented on right page we may guide you better.

      • Piyush Goyal

        windows 8 enterprise

        • We are checking Issue soon it will be solved! Thanks

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