Category Archives: windows server 2008

SQL Server 2012 Setup

Click here for screenshots taken during a Microsoft SQL Server 2012 evaluation installation on a personal workstation.

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Windows 8 Server Beta Installation

Installation of Windows 8 Server Beta using VMWare workstation 8.0.1 Screenshots [click on image for larger picture] ==================================    

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VMware

Exploring VMware workstation 8.01, below are my screen captures [click pictures for larger images]. Memory before and after powering up an evaluation version of Windows 2008 R2 assigned 5Gb. My workstation PC has 16Gb RAM installed and l run Windows … Continue reading

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Merge avhd to vhd in Microsoft Hyper-V manually

Excellent article on merging avhd snapshot files in Hyper-V to a single VHD file. Click here. Suggestion – before copying a folder/files of your vhd/avhd files for a backup, make sure you save the permissions before doing this as you … Continue reading

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Sql Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master [McM] Readiness Videos

Click here for one of several excellent online videos, with multiple downloadable formats!

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Microsoft Certified Master

Heres a link to a summary of changes [cost and training time/location] revised by Microsoft. This will be welcome by a lot of prospective candidates.  Heres a link to information on this from Microsoft News Center.

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SQL Server 2008 R2 Express

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 now has a maximum database size limit of 10Gb as opposed to the former limit of 4Gb. Small organizations and Microsoft Access migration will find this useful. Heres a link for downloading SQL 2008 R2 … Continue reading

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SQL Server 2008 R2 – SSIS

Did an upgrade today from SQL Server 2008 R2 CTP [community technical preview] evaluation software to the final RTM [release to manufacturing] version. One thing l noticed¬† – l cant find a service for SSIS – Sql server integrated services … Continue reading

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SQL Server 2008 Data Collection..

“SQL Server 2008 provides a data collector that you can use to obtain and save data that is gathered from several sources. The data collector enables you to use data collection containers, which enable you to determine the scope and … Continue reading

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