28 July, 2008

Installing SQL Server Dev. on top of SQL Express

Even though this is an old history - now and again you encounter this problem: Installing the SQL developer edition when already having installed the Express edition coming with VS 2005/2008.

The key to success when prompted with failure to install Client- and Development tools is to run the setup.exe from the command prompt instead of from the GUI; and to use the parameter SKUUPGRADE=1.

  1. Open a cmd prompt
  2. Find the CD-drive containing your SQL Server setup files
  3. Enter appropriate directory (x86?)
  4. Enter Servers directory
  5. Type setup.exe SKUUPGRADE=1
  6. [Enter]

The installation process will continue without problems then...

18 July, 2008

IE on Vista: Failed to add to favorites

When having moved your favorites from the default location of "my favorites", you might find that you are not allowed to save a new entry to your favorites. To mitigate this problem; perform the following mungo-jumbo:

1. Close Internet Explorer.
2. Click the Start button.
3. Click All Programs.
4. Go into Accessories.
5. Right-click on Command Prompt.
6. Select Run as administrator.
7. When the UAC Prompt appears, click Continue.
8. At the command prompt, go to the new location for your Favorites folder.
9. Input icacls favorites /setintegritylevel (OI)(CI)low
10. Press Enter on the keyboard.
11. Close the window.
You will now be able to write to your Favorites folder.

InRiver: Not loading your extensions?

(You really need to in the loop to appreciate the issue this post addresses). Man, I've been fighting this problem for hours before I ...