Tag Archives: Installation

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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Windows Server 2012 Core – Server Configuration, Add/Remove Features, SysPrep

Recently, I started building a Windows 2008 R2 / SQL 2008 R2 environment as per Jonathan Kehayias’s (blog|@SQLPoolBoy) series of articles on “Building A Free Test Environment“, I found myself wondering about doing similar in Windows 2012, specifically in Windows … Continue reading

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Unable to launch Activity Monitor.

It all started so innocently. A SQL Server 2005 installation.  An installation of SQL Workbench, sorry, “Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio.”  And a need to find out what’s going on.  Click, click, click – Activity Monitor.  Double-click.  Uh-oh. (Incidentally, why … Continue reading

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