Monthly Archive: March 2009

SQL Server 2005 SP3 through Microsoft Update now supports clusters

SQL Server 2005 SP3 through Microsoft Update now supports clusters

What this says to me is, if any of your clusters have automatic updating turned on, you might get SP3 as a surprise.  Since the blog post states that it must be run in...

Six reasons you should be nervous about parallelism

Six reasons you should be nervous about parallelism

Don't get me wrong; parallel processing is great.  And with SQL Server in particular, there are many benefits to taking advantage of the power of multiple CPUs.  However, we have all had cases where...

One more post about MSXML6 SP2, XP SP3 and SQL Server : I've been duped!

One more post about MSXML6 SP2, XP SP3 and SQL Server : I've been duped!

Microsoft delivered a KB article about this whole MSXML6 problem with XP SP3 (which I talked about recently here and here), but it is NOT the KB article I was hoping for, nor anything...

Managing the MRU list for the "Connect to Server" dialog in SSMS

Managing the MRU list for the "Connect to Server" dialog in SSMS

I have seen many people ask for ways to delete entries from SSMS' "Connect to Server" server name list.  The short and official answer is, you can't.  There is an unofficial answer, though. Right...

SQL Server 2008 Cumulative Update 4 is available

SQL Server 2008 Cumulative Update 4 is available

If you are running SQL Server 2008 and haven't yet installed the SP1 CTP, you may want to check out Cumulative Update 4 (build 1798) in KB #963036.  You obviously won't be able to...

More info / good news : installing SQL Server on XP SP3 with MSXML6 SP2

More info / good news : installing SQL Server on XP SP3 with MSXML6 SP2

I have some good news about a problem I described a while ago, concerning attempts to install SQL Server on XP SP3 machines.  The install would fail because XP SP3 places MSXML files under...