I have the following scenario:
I am very new to Sharepoint 2010 development. In order to practice I had to create a sandbox. Therefore I was instructed to do the following steps:
- Get Windows 8
- Create a Virtual machine using Hyper-V, which apparently comes with Windows 8, oob.
- Install Windows Server 2008 R2 on my VM.
- Install Sharepoint Server 2010 on the VM.
- Install Visual Studio 2012.
- Try to develop custom Webparts etc.
Further there is a SQL-Server database in the local network. I am also supposed to connect to this database. This is where my problems begin. I still did not manage to get Windows 8 and have to use Windows 7, so no Hyper-V. That is why I decided to choose another approach.
On my Windows 7 machine I installed VirtualBox and did all the stuff from the list above in it. But here is the problem. I am able to connect to the database from my Client machine, but the VM is not registered in the domain so I am not able to connect it in my developement environment. So finally my question.
Is it possible to somehow create a local sql server database in my VM an connect it as I would normally do?
Note: Normally I would simply try to connect a Shrepoint list to this database using Sharepoint Designer as described here.