Great news for the SQL Server people visiting the DevDays in Belgium, Bob Beauchemin will be giving a number of sessions on the second day. I will certainly be attending all of them Bob ;-)
I was trying to expose 2 drives as 1 which is possible by using dynamic disks.
I'm a big fan of diskpart so I tried converting the disk using this command line utility:
select disk 1
Error: Dynamic disks are not supported by your edition
This is not a new limitation, it was actually the same for Windows XP Home Edition.
Just like I posted from the first rumours, the end of February and here we are
SQL Server 2005 SP2
I was trying to run Virtual Server 2005 R2 on my Vista machine and installed IIS as mentioned below. There was one option I couldn't find however and that was "Windows Authentication".
Apparently there are more differences between the Vista editions as there are mentioned on the website.
Windows Authentication is not available on the Home Editions :-( I also noticed that the good old user manager is not available either (only the wizard interface).
More info about IIS features here.
If you are a freak like me and can't wait to install Vista, although you know there will be many compatibility problems so early after a release, you might encounter some problems when you try to install SQL Server 2005 Express Edition on a Vista machine (MSDE will NOT be supported).
There is a website however that can help you with configuring everything to make SQL Server work on your Vista PC. So if you can't wait for Service Pack 2
check out this
There is also a little post-SP1 download
for Visual Studio 2005 available.
And for the people who want to run Virtual Server 2005 R2 there is this link