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SQL Server 2008 Workstation R2, use or not

Posted on 2012-04-11
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Hi!

I am developing a software with SQL Server as backend.

I am currently looking at the Workstation version of the 2008 R2 series.

When i am reading articles, they say it is for remote users? Is this version not suitable for local users on the network?

Why I choose this product is that it does contain all the neccesary items for my software and does not cost a fortune. They are only 15 users and they do not have loads of data to store.

The express edition is not an option since i need to use the Full Text serach etc and the size of the database could be large.

Any thoughts, etc are most welcome.

Regards
Martin
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Hi Martin,

This is a basic breakdown of the different SQL 2008 R2 editions
http://www.sqlmag.com/article/sql-server-2005-express/sql-server-2008-r2-editions

As long as you are happy that it does what you need it to then by all means use the workgroup edition.  There is no point paying for features that you are not going to need.

You will need to purchase additional CALs to go with it.

Forgot to mention.  The workgroup edition has been retired in the new 2012 version so you may have difficulty getting licenses for since it was released on the 1st of April.
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