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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 AE

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 AE
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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 AE (Academic Edition)

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 AE (Academic Edition) includes Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition, but no Client Access Licenses (CALs). CALs for this product must be purchased separately. Please contact our software advisory specialists at SaveOnIt for assistance with purchasing the CALs your school needs for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 AE.

Because educational institutions get advantageous pricing from Microsoft on all of their software, you can buy Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 AE only if you can provide proof that you are eligible to purchase this product.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 AE is a robust information platform for schools, both in the classroom and among faculty and staff. Development and deployment of applications is fast. Data protection is assured. Database administration is easier with great tools and features DBAs will love. And, with new analysis tools that dig deep into your data to give you the big picture of all your information, you can plan for the present and the future.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 AE has been designed with optimal performance in mind. One of the ways that fast server and database responsiveness is addressed is with the ability to create self-contained virtual databases – multiple instances of the same database –to route traffic on the server so that a single database is not being accessed by everyone and everything at the same time.


The business intelligence tools in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 AE can give you insights into where change or improvement needs to occur in real time, and it can also give you foresight into your academic institution’s future goals and growth possibilities.

Business intelligence tools are great planning assets that let you visualize your data in a way that you can clearly identify what is happening on a detailed level in your school. This, in turns, gives you the ability to see where you may need to add more resources (people, services, infrastructure, etc.) in both the near future and in the long-term.

Educational institutions need highly-available computer resources, especially with the current trend toward a 100% digital learning environment. Not only do students need 24/7 access, but teachers and administrative personnel do as well.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 AE has several features that help ensure that server and database resources are available when they are needed.

One of these features is two-node failover clustering. With two-node failover clusters, you can set up two servers (nodes) to work concurrently so that if one server experiences any kind of failure, the other server takes over and you experience no downtime.

Database mirroring is another feature that Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 AE has that helps ensure server availability and the ability to recover quickly from a disaster scenario. Database mirroring allows you to create two SQL Server instances that are mirror images of each other on either one server or on a different server, so that you always have two exact copies of your database(s) at all times.  

Database management is significantly enhanced in Microsoft SQL 2008 R2 AE. The inclusion of database backup compression, Optimize Hardware Resources,Extensible Key Management, and Transparent Data Encryption, lets database administrators backup and restore databases quickly, apply and enforce group policies across the entire server platform, securely store encryption keys, and easily and securely migrate databases using encryption technologies.

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SQL Server System Requirements

These are minimum system requirements for installing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 AE

Minimum Hardware Requirements

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 AE 32-Bit1 GB1GHz Pentium III-compatible processor or higher Recommended: 2GHz or higher
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 AE 64-Bit1 GB1.4GHz AMD Opteron, AMD Athlon 64, Intel Xeon with Intel EM64T support, Intel Pentium IV with EM64T support Recommended: 2GHz or higher

Note: The recommended amount of RAM is 4 GB or more. The 32 GB is the maximum RAM that a 64-bit server can have.

Minimum Hard Disk Space Requirements for Each Module

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 ModuleDisk Space Needed
Database Engine and data files, Replication, Full-Text Search, and Data Quality Services711 MB
Analysis Services and data files345 MB
Reporting Services and Report Manager304 MB
Integration Services591 MB
Client Components (other than SQL Server Books Online components and Integration Services tools)1823 MB
SQL Server Books Online157 MB

Note: A minimum of 6 GB of free hard drive space on the server is required to install Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 AE.

Minimum Software Requirements

You must install the following software on the server that Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 AE will be running on:

  • Internet Explorer 6 or a more recent version is needed for Microsoft Management Console (MMC), SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT), the Report Designer component of Reporting Services, and HTML Help.
  • Microsoft Windows Installer 4.5 or a later version.
  • If you are installing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 AE on a server with Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (64-bit) IA64, then .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 is required.

These required software components will be installed by SQL Server Setup:

  • .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
  • SQL Server Native Client
  • SQL Server Setup support files

Note:The operating system must be restarted when you are installing .NET Framework. If your Windows Installer installation also needs to be restarted, SQL Server Setup not restart until Windows Installer and .NET Framework components are installed.


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If they fail to solve the problem, we’ll provide you with a new product key within 90 days.

We explain this policy in more detail on our Orders & Returns page.

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