Following on from previous posts on a similar theme, I wanted to make a quick note of how SQL 2008 R2 is installed on a 2008 R2 Server Core VM. SQL 2008 R2 has a number of feature dependencies that must be present before an installation can take place. Assuming that you've deployed your VM, given it some network settings and joined it to your domain (if you want) then there are three further things you need to address to get SQL installed. The first is adding some disk space to the VM. If, like me, you deploy Windows server…

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