Mark Berry September 29, 2014
I maintain a legacy application running on SQL 2000 under Server 2003. I’m migrating my VB6 development environment from XP to 64-bin Windows 8.1. I wanted to continue using SQL Management Utilities from the new dev machine.More...
Mark Berry December 18, 2012
I’ve recently installed SQL Server 2012 Express SP1 under Windows Server 2012 Essentials. I’m using it to host GoldMine CRM databases. There is so much information about network and firewall access, I wanted to write down what worked for me.
Mark Berry April 2, 2011
Under SBS 2008, the SharePoint installation uses the Microsoft Internal Database (SSEE) as its SQL store. If you ever need to work on this SQL instance, you’ll need to use SQL Server Management Studio Express to connect (using a named pipe) to \\.\pipe\MSSQL$MICROSOFT##SSEE\sql\query.
But what if you get a “Login failed” message when you try to connect?More...
Mark Berry July 8, 2010
What’s the best disk setup on a small business server?
I recently got to play around with some options as I set up a Hyper-V host on a Dell PowerEdge 2900 with a PERC 5/i RAID controller. Here are some things I learned along the way.More...
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