SQL 2008 Installation on Windows Server 2008 R2

I am building a Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 site server on a Windows Server 2008 R2 server and when attempting to install Microsoft SQL Server 2008, I ran into a slight change in the SQL installation which may trip up any automated installation of SQL. When starting the installation of Microsoft SQL Server 2008, the…

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Deploying Windows Vista SP2 or Server 2008 SP2 using Configuration Manager SCCM SP1 OSD (Notes on KB 970093)

A couple notes on KB 970093… In order to deploy and capture Windows Vista Service Pack 2 or Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 using System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (SCCM) Service Pack 1 OSD, the following SCCM hotfix has been released. When you use System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 to capture…

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IIS 7 Installation Script for Windows Server 2008 and Server 2008 R2 for an SCCM Installation

I have been using a script to help install IIS 7 when planning to build a Configuration Manager 2007 server . In Server 2008, one of the Microsoft product teams removed WebDAV as an installable role feature from Windows Server 2008 Server Manager applet. So, to install WebDAV you would have to download the WebDAV…

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Exploring the WSUS Windows Internal Database

When installing WSUS you have the option to connect to a SQL instance or to use the Windows Internal Database which ships with WSUS 3.0 SP1. The Windows Internal Database is just a limited version of Microsoft SQL Server 2005 which can be connected to using a standard SQL MMC console. If you want to open…

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What to do when your WSUSContent folder grows too large

Occasionally administrators run into an issue with WSUS where their WSUSContent folder gets too large and they are at risk of running out of disk space. The only supported way to resolve these disk space issues is to use the wsusutil.exe RESET command. (see below) I want to provide some background of how this problem…

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