SQL is annoying

Walk into class today with Windows Server 2003 setup and ready to go. Now I just install SQL Server 2005 right? (buzzer)

No, now I have to update my server before SQL will work. Unfortunately, the school throttles down their connection speed so badly that SP2 is not even showing progress at the time I write this entry.

How on earth are we supposed to install/learn on our VMs when M$ doesn’t even ship products that are ready to use in class? It would make sense in my opinion for them to ship prepared products.

But what do I know? I’m just a student.