Category 2012

SSMS templates in SQL Server 2012

There is nothing new about using templates in SSMS. Each time you create let’s say a new stored procedure you use a template like this one They have been around since SQL Server 2000. Where is my template parameters pop-up dialog ? In previous versions of SQL Server you wanted to use the key combination […]

SQL Server 2012 Prometric test available for free…

Only a few days left with this special offer from Prometric. These are the beta prometric tests and they go under the number 71 (not 70). Exam name Promo code Exam 70-461: Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012 DEN461 Exam 70-462: Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases DEN462 Exam 70-463: Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft […]

Access to License file is denied

Today I began installing SQL Server 2012 RTM evaluation edition on one of my Virtual Machines where SQL Server 2012 RC0 was previously installed. I started by removing SQL Server 2012 RC0, restarted the machine and started installing SQL Server 2012 RTM. When the installation started I got this error : This actually points at […]

SQL Server 2012 Distributed Replay Snapin

I was disappointed this morning when I finished installing SQL Server 2012 RC0. Still no GUI for Distributed Replay and I’m afraid this great feature won’t get the attention it deserves !! Therefore I’ve made a quick MMC snapin as a GUI for distributed replay (Preprocess, Replay, Status, Cancel commands). This is a very simple […]