Though I have been using Enterprise Manager since 1997, using licenses at work, I am now in a position of developing a friend's website using a Hosting ISP that offers SQL Server as the DB. I could, theoretically, use my copy at work, but I am not comfortable with that.
Because I develop at work, I have had no need or desire to buy either an MSDN or SQL Server 2000 developer edition license, but I now need the Enterprise Manager to develop and maintain this database. Does anyone know of any way to obtain a legal copy of the Enterprise Manager without mortgaging my first born?
As an editorial note, if Microsoft does not make Enterprise Manager as a stand along product, this strikes me as a horribly bad corporate decision on their part that says, essentially, "We want you to pay someone else to use our software for your website, but we don't want you to be able to maintain your MS SQL Server database without buying SQL Server yourself." There are