Tag Archives: Installation

Skype for Business – SQL Server Frustrations

Scenario The environment is new and secure. Assumptions: You are a DBA who knows how to build WSFCs and AGs. If you need help with that, then you’re in the wrong place for this post. The Windows 2016 / SQL … Continue reading

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Windows 2012 R2 KB2883200 / KB2919355

In case you ever get round to trying to install vNext (or SQL2016SP1) on a Windows 2012R2 server, you may encounter some problems with missing updates. At least, I did, while following these steps: Create new Windows 2012 R2 VM … Continue reading

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SQL Server TempDB, Azure Virtual Machines, and the D: Drive

Why put the TempDB on the D: drive? In the wonderful world of Azure Virtual Machines, for certain VM types, the D: drive is hosted on SSDs – great for performance. However, in this world, the D: drive is “non-persistent … Continue reading

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New-AzureVM : BadRequest: The virtual network <foo> does not exist.

Just a quickie. It’s been a long week, and I’ve been trying to get my head around using PowerShell to automate deployments in Azure. However, I did come across a little glitch in the way that this is supposed to … Continue reading

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SQL Server 2012 Silent Install problems

Just been working on a silent install script for SQL 2012, and had a few odd errors. Unfortunately, I don’t have direct access to the server, just to my notes from the install. Error: “‘<null or empty string>’ is not … Continue reading

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SQL Server 2012 installation – Error while enabling Windows Feature NetFx3

Just a quickie, as I didn’t have the time to take screenshots. Installing SQL Server 2012 on a new Windows Server 2012 VM. Part-way through the installation, I got the following error message: TITLE: Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Service Pack … Continue reading

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sqlenginedbstartconfigaction_install_configrc_cpu64 returned false

Some fun & games today.  I was building a nice new SQL Server 2008 R2 VM (yes, I know it’s 2013, but this counts as a big upgrade where I am at the moment).  90% or so of the way … Continue reading

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