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Maximum instances supported by SQL Server 2008


Maximum instances supported by SQL Server 2008

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I was of the opinion that both standard edition and enterprise edition supported 50 instances, and workgroup edition supports 16 instances.

Thought that the question was worded incorrectly.
Does anyone agree?
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timr (5/17/2009)
I was of the opinion that both standard edition and enterprise edition supported 50 instances, and workgroup edition supports 16 instances.

Thought that the question was worded incorrectly.
Does anyone agree?


That's what I found too. Enterprise and Standard Editions support the same number.



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There was no right choice to select so I selected the first option And GOT THE POINT...but the answer is wrong.

Both editions support 50 instances Workgroup Edition supports 16 instances on 32 bit SQL Server.


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I have to agree, the wording of the question is questionable.

Directly from the source sighted in the answer to the question:


50 instances on a stand-alone server for all SQL Server editions except for Workgroup. Workgroup supports a maximum of 16 instances per computer.

SQL Server supports 25 instances on a failover cluster.


By the way, I did get the question "correct".

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Lynn Pettis (5/17/2009)
I have to agree, the wording of the question is questionable.


Questionable? It's not questionable, it's plain wrong.Angry

Standard edition supports 50 instances. Workgroup edition is limited to 16.
Standard != Workgroup.


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Yes question is wrongly worded.
But to top answer was the only one with the two numbers 50 & 16 so i ventured a guess.
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50 instances on a stand-alone server for all SQL Server editions except for Workgroup. Workgroup supports a maximum of 16 instances per computer.

Plese see the beloq link

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms143432.aspx
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I was of the opinion that both standard edition and enterprise edition supported 50 instances, and workgroup edition supports 16 instances.

Thought that the question was worded incorrectly.
Does anyone agree?


That's what I found too. Enterprise and Standard Editions support the same number.


I agree with all the repsonses, so far, as well. Seems to be a common occurence lately with some of the QOTDs.

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I agree with everyone. None of the answers is right, though the first was intended to be the correct one.
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