Monthly Archives: April 2014

SQL 2014 officially supported for ConfigMgr 2012

  SQL Server 2014 is now supported for ConfigMgr 2012 Sp1 and ConfigMgr 2012 R2. Note, you’ll need to install ConfigMgr 2012 first on SQL 2012, then upgrade SQL 2012 to SQL 2014. Details here:

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Creating a Linked server from SQL 2005/2008 to SQL 2012

Resolved an interesting issue today, where a client needed to create a linked server from SQL 2005/2008 to SQL 2012. Received the infamous login failed ‘NT AUTHORITY\ANONYMOUS’ error. This typically means that the target SQL Server needs to have a … Continue reading

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Connecting to SQL Server 2012 on Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2012 is more secure by default, which is a good thing. However, be sure to enable the windows firewall rule for SQL Server. Otherwise, you get a cryptic connection dialog like this one: Description is outlined here:

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Windows 8.1 Deployment Jump Start

  Fantastic set of instruction here by some of the best. 😉 Instructors; Ben Hunter, Michael Niehaus, Johan Arwidmark and Mikeal Nystrom. Abstract: Do you want to deploy Windows 8.1 the "right way"? Find out how to avoid deployment pitfalls … Continue reading

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