Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Workgroup Edition is a data storage,
management, and reporting platform for remote offices or branch
locations. It includes the core database functionality of Microsoft SQL
Server 2008 R2 Standard but lacks support for data warehousing, data
mining, analysis services, and other advanced functionality, such as
failover clustering and certain security, integration, and reporting
The management interface is Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio, a
graphical management tool for all Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Workgroup
Edition components with rich scripting capabilities. Microsoft SQL
Server Management Studio includes Policy-Based Management, which can
create policies that manage entities on the server, such as the instance
of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Workgroup Edition, databases, and other
Microsoft SQL Server objects.
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Workgroup Edition offers development tools
that are tightly integrated with the Microsoft .NET framework and Visual
Studio to provide end-to-end application development capabilities.
Here are some notable features of this product:
- Remote synchronisation and management capabilities allow organisations to run branch database applications securely.
- The server replication features support an unlimited number of
subscribers for snapshot replication, up to 25 subscribers for merge
replication, and up to 5 subscribers for transactional replication.
- Developers can access encrypted data and audit database activity without changing existing applications.
This product includes one processor license.
No client access licenses are required for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Workgroup Edition.
32-Bit and x64 Versions
The installation media for this product is a
DVD-ROM that can be used for 32-bit, 64-bit AMD, or 64-bit Intel Xeon
platforms. The 32-bit version can be installed on the Windows on Windows
(WOW64) 32-bit subsystem of a 64-bit server.
Acquiring the Installation Media
The installation media will be shipped to you free of charge.