Denali needs Windows 6.0 minimum

  • Arun Benjamin

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    I downloaded and installed the CTP3 of SQL Denali. The minimum operating system requirements are stated to be Windows Vista (6.0) with SP1, Windows 7 (6.1) or Windows Server 2008.

    Systems running Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 should not dream of Denali. :alien: When we attempt run the setup from those operating systems, it simply says "This is not a valid Win32 application".

    I wonder how the same executable does not run in the same system when running Windows XP, but runs in the same system when running Windows 7 :exclamation:

  • GSquared

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    Windows 7 isn't using Win32 as its core any more. That's the whole point.

    Have you tried on a 64-bit Windows XP system?

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  • Arun Benjamin

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    GSquared (7/18/2011)


    Windows 7 isn't using Win32 as its core any more. That's the whole point.

    Have you tried on a 64-bit Windows XP system?

    thats interesting.. I noticed Windows 7 runs as x86-64, not as x86.

    I dont have Windows XP 64-bit, so I havent tried it, but I guess it wont mostly work there too (not sure of the error though!)

  • GSquared

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    I haven't tried XP 64-bit either. Not sure it would actually matter, but might be interesting for curiosity purposes.

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  • Terence Gilbert

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    Is the Vista and Windows 7 requirement applicable only to the server setup or is it also required for the client tools setup? If someone has a link to the requirements available that would be handy too.

  • Arun Benjamin

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  • Terence Gilbert

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    Thanks for the link.

  • sql_dba123

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    Can SQL 2012 client tools be installed in windows xp or client tools also require win 7 and higher editions?

    Thanks

  • Steve Jones - SSC Editor

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    I would not expect that the client tools work on XP, but I'll try to test.

  • Arun Benjamin

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    Denali is going to be SQL Server 2012 🙂

  • Jeff Moden

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    Arun Jebakumar (1/8/2012)


    Denali is going to be SQL Server 2012 🙂

    Considering the required operating system change, it might as well be SQL SERVER 2020 for me. I'm not sure how smaller companies will afford both a Windows Server Upgrade and and SQL Server upgrade.

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  • Paul White

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    Jeff Moden (1/8/2012)


    Considering the required operating system change, it might as well be SQL SERVER 2020 for me.

    Set up a VM on your existing machine, install a supported version of Windows, and install SQL Server 2012 on that. I believe you have a TechNet/MSDN subscription which makes this a cost-free option. As far as VM hosting software is concerned, both VirtualBox[/url] and Virtual PC 2007 support XP, and are a free download.

    I'm not sure how smaller companies will afford both a Windows Server Upgrade and and SQL Server upgrade.

    Not everyone will move to 2012 on the day it is released. Companies will migrate desktops and servers to more current versions over time as part of their normal budgeting and IT upgrade policies.

  • Peter Maloof

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    Nan82 (12/12/2011)


    Can SQL 2012 client tools be installed in windows xp or client tools also require win 7 and higher editions?

    According to http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc280356%28v=sql.110%29.aspx, the client tools require Vista, Windows Server 2008 or Windows 7.


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  • Steve Jones - SSC Editor

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    SQL Kiwi (1/14/2012)


    Jeff Moden (1/8/2012)


    Considering the required operating system change, it might as well be SQL SERVER 2020 for me.

    Set up a VM on your existing machine, install a supported version of Windows, and install SQL Server 2012 on that. I believe you have a TechNet/MSDN subscription which makes this a cost-free option. As far as VM hosting software is concerned, both VirtualBox[/url] and Virtual PC 2007 support XP, and are a free download.

    You also get a NFR license for VMWare from your MVP stuff. Worth experimenting on.

    Not everyone will move to 2012 on the day it is released. Companies will migrate desktops and servers to more current versions over time as part of their normal budgeting and IT upgrade policies.

    Lots of companies won't upgrade. But they'll slowly install the latest Win/SQL versions as they get new apps that can use them.

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