SQL 2016 May Need .Net Framework 3.5 After All

UPDATE: This has been fixed with SQL 2016 CU2 and SQL 2016 SP1 CU2. UPDATE TO THE UPDATE: Today, July 3, 2018, I installed a brand new copy of SQL 2016 and patched it to SQL 2016 SP2 CU1. The .Net 3.5 framework was still not installed and I still had the same problems with […]

Tell Me Your Desires (And I Promise To Try Not To Laugh)

My co-worker showed me a SQL Server requirements document that he found online somewhere and modified at a previous company. He would give this document to vendors who said they needed a SQL Server and they would need to select the appropriate answers before he would let them install their product.  I think this is […]

Put Your SQL Servers On A Diet

Everyone know SQL Server loves memory. It will happily gobble up all the RAM you throw at it. On physical boxes, this may not be a big deal, especially if you plan for it and properly configure your max and min memory settings within SQL Server. RAM makes SQL Server run faster and who doesn’t […]