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  • Blog Post: Exporting XML columns from SQL to file in SSIS

    I had a requirement to facilitate some testing with an internal customer which involves periodically exporting XML which we store in SQL Server as XML data types. One requirement was to use some column data (e.g. a sequence number, dateTime and identifier) being returned in the query as part of the file...
  • Blog Post: Setting the SQL TcpPort value via PowerShell and WMI

    My customer has a requirement that all SQL instances use a non-standard port, and I wanted to set this during install as part of the basic script, because we'll be doing a lot of SQL installs and we want to eliminate manual effort where possible. I looked around and the few samples I found were using...
  • Blog Post: Error on adding a SQL cluster node (or more simply "Ooops")

    I was installing a new clustered SQL (2008) instance via command line scripts, something that I've done now somewhere between 500 and a bajillion times. The first node of the cluster went fine, but when trying to add additional nodes, I ran into an error I'd never seen before. "The edition of the...
  • Blog Post: The saga of SSRS 2008 and the FipsAlgorithmPolicy

    I'm in the process of rolling out a new environment at the customer site and as part of this environment we're using a Windows Server 2008 image developed by the customer that has a fairly rigid security policy. I was rolling out the SQL side of the environment, which includes SQL Reporting Services...
  • Blog Post: Using SQL instance name when using a static port

    Did you know that if you have a named instance of SQL, and that SQL instance is setup to use a static port (e.g. 2375 for something random), that you do not need to use the instance name when connecting to the SQL instance? For example, if I setup a server, called Server1, and I setup a named instance...
  • Blog Post: An update to BAM SSIS pre-requisites

    I got a call today from a client who was doing his initial install of BizTalk 2009 and had a similar issue as described in my post Do I need to install SSIS on my BizTalk server to configure and use BAM? NO! The difference was that he was using SQL Server 2008 and the installation options are a tad different...
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