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Archives: February 2011

How to Avoid SQL Server 2008 Lingering Evaluation Installs - Validation Before Applying SP2 (10.0.2531 to 10.0.4000)

 

We wound up in a nasty situation recently where SP2 could not be applied to an instance of SQL Server.  After messing around for hours with attempts to rebuild a corrupt master database, with the following startup in Admin-only mode:

sqlservr -c; -m"sqlcmd"; -f; -ServerName\InstanceNameIfNotDefault; -e"C:\path… Read more

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Posted in The Database Hive for SQL Server DBAs on 21 February 2011

A Wireless Production Server? Sure, Just Enable the Wireless Networking Feature on Windows 2008

 Since I have Enabled Wireless on Windows Server 2008, and picked up a better-than-average Asus N wireless card, handling the storage needs of the home office network has been taken care of.  Of course, the speeds are not comparable to gigabit transfer, but since data is written to… Read more

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Posted in The Database Hive for SQL Server DBAs on 21 February 2011

Hello, My Name is Hugo and I haven't Blogged in Two Months

Oh gracious sin :) 
No apologies, just that life gets in the way from volunteer work.
My regular political passions have gotten in the way too, with some Pan-Canadian activism that needed some time to ensure a successful movement started.
Anyway, MVP Summit time (my first to attend) is coming up and…
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Posted in The Database Hive for SQL Server DBAs on 21 February 2011