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Archive for August, 2009

New SQL Server 2008 R2 Command Line Install Parameter: IACCEPTSQLSERVERLICENSETERMS

Posted by in SQL Server 2008 R2

Here’s a heads up for those of you using scripting SQL Server 2008 R2 installations: there’s been a small, but important, change to Setup. SQL Server 2008 R2 introduces the parameter IACCEPTSQLSERVERLICENSETERMS which can have a value of TRUE or FALSE. This parameter is not optional; it is required. So if you’ve got existing SQL […]

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Windows Server 2008 R2: Adding Features via PowerShell

Now that Windows Server 2008 R2 is officially RTM (released to manufacturer), I will doing a series of posts dedicated to new things or changes in R2 as they relate to either failover clustering or SQL Server. While I was writing Pro SQL Server 2008 Failover Clustering, I used a bit of both Beta 1 […]

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Speaking of the Cloud …

Posted by in advice, rant

I’m writing and posting this blog post on my flight home to Boston on American Airlines. I knew AA had Internet connectivity on some routes for awhile (i.e. New York to LA), but it’s nice to see it being offered on more of the fleet. Is it cheap? Well, no. $9.95 for basically a couple […]

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Thanks to the Chicago SQL Server User Group

Just got back to my hotel room, but I wanted to take a second to publicly thank the Chicago SQL Server User Group for inviting me to speak to them this evening. It was a lot of fun, and a really good crowd. It’s amazing how much stuff you can cram in an hour if […]

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POLL: Automated/Sysprepped Failover Cluster Deployments

I'm curious to get your thoughts on whether or not you'd like to see Microsoft implement things so that the entire installation process for a failover cluster can be nearly, or completely, automated. Please take the poll found at this link. I'll share the results.

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