SQL SERVER – New features in SQL Server 2016 Setup Wizard

In this world of change, the SQL Server product is also changing. One thing which is very clear is that Microsoft is listening to feedbacks from customers and enhancing the setup experience also. Some of the classic feedback implementation can be seen in the setup of the next version of SQL Server 2016. In this blog post, I will try to bring out some of the enhancements that are being incorporated in the Setup UI. Some are critical and worth making a note. Let us learn about SQL Server 2016 Setup Wizard.

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SQL SERVER – Installation Failed With Error – Wait on the Database Engine Recovery Handle Failed

You might have seen on Facebook that I have completed the new setup of my machines. Since I use VMs to do my tests. To have a domain, I made a VM as domain controller and another as a member server. Next step was to install SQL Server and by mistake, I have run the setup of SQL on a domain controller. As per Microsoft documentation they don’t recommend installing SQL on the domain controller and there is a warning in SQL Setup. Let us learn about how to fix Installation Failed With Error.

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SQL SERVER – How to Install SQL Server 2014 – A 99 Seconds Video

Last month I presented at 3 community and 5 corporate events. Every single time I have been asked by others what is my experience with SQL Server 2014. Every single time I have told the audience that they should try this out themselves, however, the response has been very lukewarm. Everybody wants to know how SQL Server 2014 works, but no one wants to try out themselves.

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SQL SERVER – Retrieve SQL Server Installation Date Time

I have been asked this question a number of times and my answer always has been “Search online and you will find the answer.” Every single time someone follows my answer, he finds the accurate answer in just a few clicks. However, this question is getting very popular nowadays, so I decided to answer this question through a blog post. Let us learn about how to retrieve SQL Server installation date time.

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SQL SERVER – 2008 – Install SQL Server 2008 – How to Upgrade to SQL Server 2008 – Installation Tutorial

SQL SERVER 2008 RTM has been released for some time and I have got numerous request about how to install SQL Server 2008. I have created this step by step guide Installation Guide. Images are used to explain the process easier. I had previously written the same article earlier. It seemed necessary to re post it again as request of me posting Step by Step tutorial has increased for quite some time.

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