SETTING UP DATABASE MIRRORING FOR SQL 2008R2 DB IN WORKGROUP ENVIRONMENT

Is active directory account must for sql server service  to set up database mirroring.


 does OS versions also should be same in all the three servers  (Prinicipal, Mirror and Witness)
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Deepak ChauhanSQL Server DBACommented:
OS version not a restriction. But SQL server version should be same on Principal , mirror, Wintess

Edition should be same on Principal and Mirror but Witeness you can take any , express edition or standard.

Your servers are in workgroup in this case you can configure Cretificate based mirroring.

Here is the step by step info for certificate based setup.

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/suhde/archive/2009/07/13/step-by-step-guide-to-configure-database-mirroring-between-sql-server-instances-in-a-workgroup.aspx


One more here
http://www.kendalvandyke.com/2011/12/database-mirroring-in-windows-workgroup.html
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