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SQL Server on Windows 11 WSL

Andrew Pruski provides an update on SQL Server running on Windows Subsystem for Linux:

This happens because up until now, WSL did not support systemd. However recently Microsoft announced systemd support for WSL here: –

This is pretty cool and gives us another option for running SQL Server locally on linux (great for testing and getting to grips with the Linux platform).

So how can we get this up and running?

Read on for instructions, as well as a couple pitfalls Andrew ran into along the way.