I would need some help/hints/tips for installing MSSQL server 2008 on a Windows Server 2003.
Details: I want to work with virtual machines. My computer is an old one, not able to virtualize x64 machines. That's why I use Win server 2003 32 bit with MSSQL server 2008 R2.
My problem is that, when I install the SQL server it installs active directory, and I don't want that. I just need a virtual SQL server. Later I may want to install some other servers like a web server, but this is not a problem (yet).
What is triggering the AD install? Or should I try an older SQL version like 2005 or 2000?
Any help/link/tutorial would be good. The ones I found were not helpful.