We recommend you read the Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 Release Notes and
Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 Readme before installing Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 Evaluation.
We have the Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 Evaluation as a DVD image and as Self-extracting executables for your review.
1: SQL Server® 2008 R2 Evaluation DVD Image : This image file contains X86,
X64 and IA64 installatable versions. You can use this image to burn your own DVD.
Step 1: Click the following link to download the file :
DVD Image : SQL Server® 2008 R2 Evaluation
2: SQL Server® 2008 R2 Evaluation Edition -Self-extracting executables: for X86, X64 or IA64.
3: SQL Server® 2008 R2 Master Data Services -Self-extracting executable.
Step 2: Using your DVD-burning software, select the options to burn a DVD from an .ISO image. When
you are prompted for a file to use, select the image file that you downloaded. After burning the DVD, locate and double-click
Setup.exe on the DVD to begin the installation.
Step 3: Follow the installation instructions provided in the
Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 Readme.
Microsoft SQL Server® 2008 R2 Master Data Services is comprised of a database, configuration tool,
Web application, and Web service that you use to manage your organization's master data and maintain an
auditable record of that data as it changes over time. Master Data Services integrates with source systems
and incorporates business rules to become the single source of master data across your organization.
4: SQL Server® 2008 R2 StreamInsight -Self-extracting executables: for X86 and X64. IA64 is not supported.
Microsoft® SQL Server® StreamInsight
is Microsoft’s new Complex Event Processing technology to help businesses derive better insights
by correlating event streams from multiple sources with near-zero latency.