Monthly Archive: February 2009

SQL Server 2008 SP1 setup is a little confused

SQL Server 2008 SP1 setup is a little confused

Of course, it is always annoying when we have to restart a machine or stop a service to service software.  I get annoyed when little updates to non-integral pieces of Windows prompt me to...

SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 : CTP is available!

SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 : CTP is available!

Yes, you read that right; for those of you waiting to try SQL Server 2008 until SP1 is available, we are one step closer.  You can download the CTP from the following URL: http://microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=6f26fc45-f0ca-49cf-a6ee-840c7e8bb8af...

Download a standalone installer for Management Studio Express

Download a standalone installer for Management Studio Express

Update 2013-11-13  Folks, stop reading the rest of this post and stop trying to download old versions of Management Studio Express! Why are you looking for the 2008 version? Not only is the 2012...

The XP SP3 / MSXML6 SP2 / SQL Server debacle

The XP SP3 / MSXML6 SP2 / SQL Server debacle

I see fingers pointing all over the place.  The Windows team blames the SQL team for making setup packages that can't bypass when a newer version of a file already exists on the target...

SQL Server 2005 : Comparing SP2 CU#12 and SP3 CU#2

SQL Server 2005 : Comparing SP2 CU#12 and SP3 CU#2

The recent release of security fixes for SQL Server 2000 and 2005 (the issue did not impact SQL Server 2008) announced in MS09-004 seemed to spur two SQL Server 2005 cumulative updates (CUs) earlier...

Requesting your input on Resource Governor

Requesting your input on Resource Governor

I am writing a whitepaper, and planning more presentations, on using Resource Governor in SQL Server 2008, and am looking for your feedback on making both of these more complete and relevant to real-world...

SQL Server 2008 Books Online update, January 2009, is available

SQL Server 2008 Books Online update, January 2009, is available

An update to SQL Server 2008 Books Online has been published to TechNet and MSDN.  It will show up on Microsoft Update within a few weeks.  You can see the list of new and...