SQL Server Setup

Using the MAP Toolkit 8.0 Beta to discover SQL Server instances

    Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 8.0 has been updated with a completely...

Author: Peter Saddow - Microsoft Date: 11/09/2012

MAP Toolkit 7.0 Beta is available for download

The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 7.0 Beta is available to download. The final...

Author: Peter Saddow - Microsoft Date: 06/11/2012

Determining SQL Server 2012 Core Licensing using the MAP Toolkit

A document has been created that can be used along Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit...

Author: Peter Saddow - Microsoft Date: 04/24/2012

Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit – SQL Server Survey

Along with the release of the MAP Toolkit 6.5 beta, we are making a survey available to capture your...

Author: Peter Saddow - Microsoft Date: 10/30/2011

Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit (MAP Toolkit)

Hi all, Back at the end of August, I transition from the SQL Server engineer team working on SQL...

Author: Peter Saddow - Microsoft Date: 09/27/2011

Product Update Frequently Asked Questions

With the release of SQL Server “Denali” CTP3, we have introduce the “Product Updates” functionality...

Author: Peter Saddow - Microsoft Date: 07/28/2011

How to slipstream SQL Server 2008 R2 and a SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

With the release SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1, I have compiled the list of steps to create a slipstream...

Author: Peter Saddow - Microsoft Date: 07/13/2011

Provide feedback on the SQL Server code-name “Denali” Product Update feature

In this SQL Server “Denali” CTP3 release, you can try out the new Product Update functionality. We...

Author: Peter Saddow - Microsoft Date: 07/12/2011

“Product Update” in SQL Server code-named “Denali”

Overview: Product Update is a new feature in Microsoft SQL Server Code-Named “Denali”, Community...

Author: Peter Saddow - Microsoft Date: 07/12/2011

SQL Server Code Name “Denali” (next version of SQL Server) – Supported OSes and Upgrade Paths

We are looking for feedback on three items for SQL Server Code Name “Denali”. First, are the...

Author: Peter Saddow - Microsoft Date: 06/10/2011

Cluster Upgrade (SQL Server 2008 R2–> SQL Server “Denali”)

In this blog, I will cover how to upgrade a SQL Server 2008 R2 cluster to the next version of SQL...

Author: Peter Saddow - Microsoft Date: 05/09/2011

Installing SQL Server 2008 Best Practice Analyzer (BPA) on a non-domain machine

When installing SQL 2008 R2 BPA on a machine that is not connect to a domain, you may see the...

Author: Peter Saddow - Microsoft Date: 05/05/2011

SQL Server 2005 SP4 available through Microsoft Update

Today (Jan 25th, 2011), Microsoft released SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 4 (SP4) to Microsoft Update....

Author: Peter Saddow - Microsoft Date: 01/25/2011

How to perform an SQL Server Edition Upgrade

I decided to created a blog on how to perform an Edition Upgrade as I have been getting several...

Author: Peter Saddow - Microsoft Date: 01/24/2011

Error: 0x84C40007 -- SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 2 installation fails on a computer with Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile already installed

Just over a week ago Service Pack 2 for SQL Server 2008 was published to Microsoft Update as an...

Author: Peter Saddow - Microsoft Date: 12/03/2010

Creating a merged (slipstream) drop containing SQL Server 2008 RTM and Service Pack 2

With the release of SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 2, I am revising my instructions on how to create a...

Author: Peter Saddow - Microsoft Date: 10/13/2010

Want to speed up the SQL Server Setup Installation Wizard

In SQL Server 2008 R2, we added the command line parameter /UIMODE=AutoAdvance. The official...

Author: Peter Saddow - Microsoft Date: 05/30/2010

How to slipstream SQL Server 2008 R2 and a Cumulative Update (CU)

Now that CUs are beginning to ship for SQL Server 2008 R2, I figured I needed to send out updated...

Author: Peter Saddow - Microsoft Date: 05/30/2010

I’m heading to TechEd in New Orleans for TechEd 2010

If you will be there and have feedback on SQL Server Setup come by and see me.  I will be...

Author: Peter Saddow - Microsoft Date: 05/13/2010

The new SQL Server Setup Portal is live on TechNet

Check it out: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sqlserver/ff625277.aspx.   This is just the...

Author: Peter Saddow - Microsoft Date: 05/13/2010

Installing SQL Server 2008 R2 Express

The final release of SQL Server 2008 R2 was made publically available on April 21, 2010! SQL Server...

Author: Peter Saddow - Microsoft Date: 04/25/2010

SQL Server Support on Windows XP x64

Recently, I have been getting several questions regarding whether SQL Server 2008 or SQL Server 2008...

Author: Peter Saddow - Microsoft Date: 04/08/2010

Slipstream SQL Server 2008 Express with Advanced Services and Service Pack 1

Several folks have recently been asking how to slipstream Express with Advanced Services and Service...

Author: Peter Saddow - Microsoft Date: 03/25/2010

Install SQL Server 2008 R2 on a Multilingual User Interface (MUI) system

Just like SQL Server 2008, you can install SQL Server 2008 R2 on a MUI system. Additional checks...

Author: Peter Saddow - Microsoft Date: 02/03/2010

SQL Server 2008 R2 Sysprep Step by Step

Starting in SQL Server 2008 R2, we have added Sysprep functionality. The Sysprep functionality...

Author: Peter Saddow - Microsoft Date: 12/17/2009

SQL Server 2008 Discovery Report

How can i tell what SQL Server features and version do I have installed? This question has been...

Author: Peter Saddow - Microsoft Date: 11/12/2009

How to Install SQL Server 2008 R2 (Express Edition)

Overview: With the release of the SQL Server 2008 R2 November, we have simplified the SQL Server...

Author: Peter Saddow - Microsoft Date: 11/12/2009

Embedding SQL Server Express Survey

Microsoft is committed to making the SQL Server the best database in the industry for embedding with...

Author: Peter Saddow - Microsoft Date: 09/08/2009

General SQL Server Express Survey

Microsoft is committed to making the SQL Server Express installation experience the best in...

Author: Peter Saddow - Microsoft Date: 09/08/2009

Invoke or BeginInvoke cannot be called on a control until the window handle has been created.

We have been hearing that customers installing SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 August CTP are...

Author: Peter Saddow - Microsoft Date: 08/14/2009

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 August CTP

The August CTP of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 is now published:...

Author: Peter Saddow - Microsoft Date: 08/14/2009

Microsoft Update Guidance for SQL Server

I have written several blogs covering SQL Server update being deployed though Microsoft...

Author: Peter Saddow - Microsoft Date: 08/13/2009

SQL Server on Windows 7

SQL Server is supported on Windows 7, but you may need to apply the latest Service Pack level to be...

Author: Peter Saddow - Microsoft Date: 08/10/2009

Troubleshooting .NET 2.0/3.5 Installation errors

The installation of .NET 3.5 can fail for several reasons. Sometimes the .NET 3.5 install fails and...

Author: Peter Saddow - Microsoft Date: 08/10/2009

SQL Server 2008: “Could not fix registry key” Issue and how to resolve

In SQL Server 2008, we added a tool to fix some registry keys to address some known issues.  We...

Author: Peter Saddow - Microsoft Date: 08/07/2009

SQL Server 2008 continually asking you to reboot even after you just rebooted

There have been reports that SQL Server 2008 will ask you to reboot after just rebooting.  This...

Author: Peter Saddow - Microsoft Date: 08/03/2009

SQL Server 2008 Service Pack (SP) 1 on Microsoft Update as a Required Automatic Update

[Update on September 4th, 2009] We are still discussing when to make SQL Server 2008 SP1 available...

Author: Peter Saddow - Microsoft Date: 07/30/2009

SQL Server 2008 Failover Clustering Whitepaper has been published

  Summary: This white paper complements the existing documentation on planning, implementation,...

Author: Peter Saddow - Microsoft Date: 07/10/2009

SQL Server 2005 SP3 Microsoft Update release for Windows 7

On June 23rd, 2009 the following SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 (SP3) updates will be available for...

Author: Peter Saddow - Microsoft Date: 06/18/2009

Creating a merged (slipstreamed) drop containing SQL Server 2008 RTM + Service Pack 1

[Updated on April 7th, along with the availability of SQL Server 2008 SP1] Today, I am going to show...

Author: Peter Saddow - Microsoft Date: 06/17/2009

SQL Server releases through Microsoft Update on May 26th

On May 26th, 2009, we made several revisions to existing updates to offer to Vista SP2, Windows 2008...

Author: Peter Saddow - Microsoft Date: 05/29/2009

Creating a SQL Server 2008 Management Studio Express Slipstream drop

[Updated on 2/16/2010: Corrected an issue with step #6] In today’s blog I will show you have to...

Author: Peter Saddow - Microsoft Date: 05/28/2009

SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 on Microsoft Update

Starting on April 28th, service pack 1 for SQL Server 2008 will be posted to Microsoft Update. The...

Author: Peter Saddow - Microsoft Date: 04/24/2009

SQL Server 2008 Slipstream Frequently Asked Questions

[Updated on Sept 15th to add question #13] [Updated on June 12th to add an issue with the PCUSource...

Author: Peter Saddow - Microsoft Date: 04/24/2009

SQL Server Data Collector: Nightly purge can leave orphaned rows

The Bug Description: The MDW database has a nightly purge job that removes old data unfortunately...

Author: Peter Saddow - Microsoft Date: 04/23/2009

Create a merged (slipstream) drop containing SQL Server 2008, Server Pack 1 and a Cumulative Update (CU) based on Server Pack 1

Today, I am going to show you how to create new source media that will slipstream the original...

Author: Peter Saddow - Microsoft Date: 04/15/2009

SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 is Released!

The SQL Server 2008 Service Pack that can update any edition can be found here. The Express 2008 SP1...

Author: Peter Saddow - Microsoft Date: 04/08/2009

SQL Server 2005 SP3 through Microsoft Update now supports clustering

On March 24th, we revised the SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 Microsoft Update logic to offer when a...

Author: Peter Saddow - Microsoft Date: 03/23/2009

How do I hide command prompt when I launch SQL Server 2008 in quiet mode

I have been asked this question twice today, so I thought I would create a blog on it.  When...

Author: Peter Saddow - Microsoft Date: 03/20/2009

SQL Server 2008, basic slipstream steps

[Updated on April 7th, along with the availability of SQL Server 2008 SP1] Starting in SQL Server...

Author: Peter Saddow - Microsoft Date: 03/02/2009

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