Tag Archives: Windows 2012

Azure Windows Server 2012 VMs – non en-US Locale

Just a quick scream out into the void… You know when you build a new server, a real one, you get to choose what locale / regionalisation / language settings you want the server to be installed with? How are … 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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VirtualBox, Windows Server 2012, BSODs

Those of you who are following me on Twitter may have noticed I’ve had a few BSODs (Blue Screens Of Death) during my recent fiddlings with Windows Server 2012 (both Core & GUI versions) under VirtualBox. Kevin Chant (@kevchant) mentioned … 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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SQL Saturday Pre-Con – Mission-Critical Data Platforms on Windows Server 2012

OK, my homework for SQL Saturday #194 (Exeter) has slowed somewhat. However, I would like to say a few words about this particular Pre-Con. Christian Bolton & Gavin Payne are just two of the really high-powered consultancy Coeo, a very … Continue reading

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