Thursday, March 03, 2005

Uninstalling Reporting Services

Nice little problem here :x
Someone installed our DEV servers with French as the regional setting. Because my colleague and I don't like French (on a computer) we decided to change it to English. We had to uninstall RS to start with a fresh installation but that wasn't what RS wanted. The uninstall attempt just gave a message box "Fatal Installation Error". Very descriptive as an error :( When uninstalling from the setup.exe we would just get 1603 as an error code.

Reinstalling the French regional setting solved the problem. Uninstalled RS, uninstalled French and installed RS again.

Voulez-vous supprimer l'application?
For all you lazy people :
Haven't tried it yet but I'm planning to use it sometime... lazy as I am ;-)

Monday, February 28, 2005


Check out this article about this new feature in SQL Server 2005
SQL Server 2005

Still waiting for Beta 3... latest rumors say it will be released in Q1. Although some say it will probably be June 5th on TechEd. Patience is a virtue I suppose :-)

These editions will be available:

  • SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition , a complete data and analysis platform for large mission-critical business applications
  • SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition , a complete data and analysis platform designed for medium-sized businesses
  • SQL Server 2005 Workgroup Edition , an affordable, easy-to-use and simple-to-manage database solution for small to medium-sized organizations
  • SQL Server 2005 Express Edition , a no-cost, easy-to-use version of SQL Server 2005 designed for building simple data-driven applications
Some nice features available even in the Standard edition are 64-bit support, Database mirroring and clustering.

SQL Server 2000 Workgroup Edition will be released too but that's not as exciting as 2005 now is it ;-)

Check out the movie here.