Is it practical to run SQL Server on a non Server (XP Pro)PC?
Posted on 2009-04-16
I wonder if it is practical to run SQL 2008 Std on a very powerful desktop or laptop? running Windows XP? Is anyone out there doing it? I know it's possible, but why do you need server licenses and CAL's to run a dB which won't be accessed directly by users, (only by a ODBC link)
Am I completely off beam here?
The volume of data isn't huge.
Where would the bottlenecks be?
Dual 2.2 processors
Forgive my ignorance.