SQL SERVER – How to Install New Sample Database WideWorldImportersDW.bak

Last year, I have written a blog to install sample database WideWorldImporters SQL SERVER 2016 – How to Import New Sample Database WideWorldImporters. Recently, while I was showing demo to a client, they informed that I don’t have a blog about data-warehouse database WideWorldImportersDW. In this blog we would learn about how to install database WideWorldImportersDW.bak

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SQL SERVER – Fix: Error – VS Shell Installation Has Failed with Exit Code 1638

Recently I got called in by a regular customer for my On Demand (50 minutes) service. Every single day I keep two hours available to help DBAs who need urgent help with SQL Server. When I connected with a customer, I was expecting to solve their SQL Server performance tuning problem. However, I quickly realized that the issue was not SQL Server Performance but was rather with SQL Server 2017 installation. Let us see how we can fix the error users are receiving related to VS Shell.

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SQL SERVER – Error While Enabling Windows Feature: NetFx3, Error Code: 2146498298

Due to development challenge people still use SQL 2012 in production. In one of the case a client told me that their application vendor has not approved SQL 2014 and above, so they were forced to install SQL 2012.  There were getting below error while trying to install SQL Server 2012. Let us learn how to fix error while enabling windows feature. 

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SQL SERVER – Setup Rule: Microsoft .NET Application Security. The computer cannot access the Internet

There are many rules in SQL Server setup which are checked to make sure that the user is not seeing failure at the end of the installation. Most of the rules are generally passed, but few of them are known to generate warnings. One of such rule is Microsoft .NET Application Security which can be seen below.

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