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SQL Server 2008 Service Pack3 is released, test and upgrade your instances.

Well, its time now again for all DBAs and System Administrators out there to do some real-world testing on their SQL Server 2008 instance platform, service pack 3 for SQL Server 2008 is released now. If you are already testing the CTP version then its...

SQL Server Installation : SMO related problems and client toosl issue - 'Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Table.UrnSuffix' not found

A typical problem occurs when SQL Server client tools do have any issues. There is no easy way to say that SSMS (client tools) are corrupted, unless you can reproduce the same issue on other machine it cannot be assured. If it is a bug from tools you...

SQL server 2008 R2 setup - feature installation, side-by-side support with previous versions

Here is a setup based question raised in my recent SASSUG usergroup meeting when specifying about slipstream installation during the installation of SQL Server 2008 R2. Once you click on Setup application and pass through the screens with default &...

SQL Server 2008 R2 is here now, MSDN and Technet subscribers get ready to download

IN contintuation to SQL Server 2008 R2 announcement here is the good news for MSDN & Technet subscribers, see here_for_more, Don't forget to uninstall the previous & current SQL Server 2008 R2 CTP releases (by taking database backups) and...

SQL Server version has a known compatibility issues with Windows 7 RC. This warning is genuine and applies to all SQL Server editions, including all Express editions.

There is no need to guess about the rootcause of the above error message, as it clearly mentions about compatibility issues as a warning.... read more !

Do you know how many tools are included in SQL Server 2008 Feature Pack?

Hmm, interesting to know when you have been asked about such a 'stupid' question! What is a Feature Pack? Feature Packs are a set of collection that are designed to enhance the managing/developing/designing the SQL Server 2008 usability along...

Cumulative Update 9 for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 - another update package in line

In continuation to the CumulativeUpdate package posts here for SQL Server 2005 SP2 we have another set of cumulative update package no.9 ready for testing. TO obtain this read the notes from Microsoft: .... Apply it only to systems that are experiencing...

SQL Server 2008 installation vows on Windows Server 2008

After I knew about the SQL 2008 RTM release news I have blogged SQL2008RTM-official here and as usual I have attempted to download the setup media from Technet which took a while (3 hours) to download the file, due to the obvious reasons of MSDN/TEchnet...

Unable to install SQL Server 2008 RC0 Books Online

In continuation with the BOL update topic on SQL2008-RC0_BOL post here I have had troubles in installing the RC0 Books Online on to my laptop. As per the error below I thought it may be problem with the Windows Installer service on my laptop (Vista Ultimate...

SQL Server multiple instances and resource utilization - best practices

A newbie or FAQ within Forums and Newsgroups that having multiple instances and how best to set the resources on the server such as memory, CPU etc. Should you configure each of the instances to use specific portions of the available Operating System...