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  • Blog Post: Class not registered error after restoring an Analysis Services database that uses the SQL Server 2005 SQL Native Client.

    After restoring an Analysis Services database that uses the SQLNCLI.1 SQL Native Client (SNAC) on a server which has never had SQL Server 2005 installed, an error similar to the following occurs during processing operations: Internal error: The operation terminated unsuccessfully. Internal error...
  • Blog Post: Tracking License Information in SQL 2005

    SQL 2005 no longer tracks licensing (per seat or per processor) via registry entries. SQL 2005 still reads the registry for this information, but the SQL 2005 setup doesn’t put licensing information in the registry during setup as in SQL 2000. This is by-design. Hence, when ServerProperty(‘LicenseType...
  • Blog Post: “Unexpected error occurred” during SQL Server 2005 SP1 install.

    When you are trying to install SP1 you may see “Unexpected error” message. This error message will appear right after package has been extracted in a temporary folder. Popup window will have a title “Unexpected error occurred” Window text: “The following unexpected error occurred”. Confirm...
  • Blog Post: MSDTC and SQL Server on a cluster

    Through this blog, we will try to address commonly asked questions about MSDTC and SQL Server on a cluster. All this information is available in BOL and KB articles, but we will summarize it here for your convenience. Do I need to install MSDTC on my SQL Server 2005 cluster? Before installing...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server and Network Attached Storage (NAS)

    Through this blog, we will address some of the commonly asked customer questions on SQL Server and Network Attached Storage (NAS). Support for NAS database files with SQL Server You can configure SQL Server to store a database on a networked server or NAS storage server. You need to enable trace...
  • Blog Post: Co-existence of SQL 2005 with SQL 2000

    We get several calls related to setup and installation questions. One such common question is related to installation of SQL 2000 and SQL 2005 on the same box. Through this blog, we will try to address these commonly asked questions. You can install SQL 2000, SQL 7.0 and SQL 2005 on the same...
  • Blog Post: Installing SQL 2005 using ISO images

    If you have received SQL Server ISO images (as part of your MSDN subscription or as downloaded from MS website), the file names would look like these: en_sql_2005_ent_x86_cd1.iso en_sql_2005_ent_x86_cd2.iso where en represents English language SKU, ent represents Enterprise Edition...
  • Blog Post: UPGRADE - Eval edtion to full blow SQL 2005 editions

    Recently, I have been getting a lot of questions about the SQL 2005 Eval Edition and its upgrade to a full blown edition of SQL 2005. I wanted to create this blog to answer those questions. Eval Edition of SQL 2005 SQL Server 2005 Evaluation edition provides the same functionality as the...
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