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  • Blog Post: 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 initial phase of a solution-based portal page to help you discover useful Setup content. The content will continue to evolve.
  • Blog Post: Installing SQL Server 2008 R2 Express

    The final release of SQL Server 2008 R2 was made publically available on April 21, 2010! SQL Server Express continues to ship in 4 different packages. In this release of Express, we simplified the installation wizard. For the November CTP release, I documented the Express installation process at http...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server Support on Windows XP x64

    Recently, I have been getting several questions regarding whether SQL Server 2008 or SQL Server 2008 R2 is support on Windows XP x64. The simple answer is yes .  The confusion comes in around the service packs for Windows XP x64. If you search the internet for Windows XP x64 information , you will...
  • Blog Post: 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 Pack 1. Here are the instructions. Let me know if you encounter any issues.   1. Download “Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 Express with Advanced Services ” from x86 or x64 .   2. Download the SQL...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2008 Discovery Report

    How can i tell what SQL Server features and version do I have installed? This question has been asked a lot recently.  Starting in SQL Server 2008, we added a SQL Server discovery report as an option on the Tools page on the Installation Center.  When you click on the link below, SQL Server...
  • Blog Post: 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 Express (all editions and package) installation process.  In this release, we have completed the following: Reduced the number of clicks by 50% when performing an install. All inputs are defaulted on...
  • Blog Post: 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 hitting the following error: “Invoke or BeginInvoke cannot be called on a control until the window handle has been created.” This issue is occurring due to .NET behavior on Win7 change that is exposing a...
  • Blog Post: 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 supported.    Here are the supported products and SP levels: SQL Server 2005: SP3 is required SQL Server 2008: SP1 is required SQL Server 2008 R2 CTP3:Supported without any additional updates...
  • Blog Post: 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 sometime SQL Server Setup fails to detect .NET is already on the machine.   If you view the %temp%\sqlsetup.log you can determine whether the .NET 3.5 installation failed or SQL Server Setup incorrectly...
  • Blog Post: 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 through Automatic Update. At this time, it would be released through Automatic Update in September. SQL Server 2008 SP1 started to be deployed through Microsoft Update on April 28th . We are now considering...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2008 Failover Clustering Whitepaper has been published

      Summary: This white paper complements the existing documentation on planning, implementation, and administration of a SQL Server 2008 failover cluster, which can be found in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Books Online. There are links to relevant existing content throughout the paper, which is intended...
  • Blog Post: 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 you how to create new source media that will slipstream the original source media and SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1. Once you have created this drop, you can install SQL Server 2008 SP1 in a single step...
  • Blog Post: 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 create a drop of SQL Server 2008 Management Studio Express with Service Pack 1. Without these steps, you need to install the original release of Management Studio Express and then apply Service Pack 1. Once...
  • Blog Post: 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 update will patch any edition or whether the instance is clustered or a stand-alone instance. To obtain the update, you need must opt into Microsoft Update and manually scan for the update. The service...
  • Blog Post: 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 parameter] General slipstreaming questions: Question #1: What is Slipstreaming? Answer: It is a term used to describe merging original source media with updates in memory and then installing the updated...
  • Blog Post: 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 release can be found here . This service pack makes available Slipstream and SP uninstall .    The Slipstream functionality in Service Pack 1 There are 2 different procedures that allows you...
  • Blog Post: 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 you embed SQL Server Express 2008 or launch SQL Server 2008 in quiet mode, a command prompt will be displayed that the process is running under. To prevent this command prompt from displaying, you can add...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2008, basic slipstream steps

    [Updated on April 7th, along with the availability of SQL Server 2008 SP1] Starting in SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1, you can update the product using our "Slipstream" infrastructure.  Below, I have the basic steps for slipstreaming the original SQL Server 2008 with Service Pack 1. These...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2008 Service Pack (SP) Uninstall

    Starting in SQL Server 2008 SP1, uninstall will be supported.  When you install a Service Pack, an entry is added to Add or Remove Programs or Program and Features in Vista and above.  The uninstall wizard is launched through this entry.   Behaviors: Files restored to previous version...
  • Blog Post: You encounter an "API call rejected" error when installing SQL Server 2008

    There is a known problem with MSI 4.5 that is used by SQL Server 2008 for installing the product. Under some situation the SQL Server 2008 installation will fail with the following error: "API call rejected - No actions in Context" Usually rerunning the SQL Server 2008 setup will be fine. See...
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