SQL 2016 May Need .Net Framework 3.5 After All

UPDATE: This has been fixed with SQL 2016 CU2 and SQL 2016 SP1 CU2. I’ve seen a lot of blog posts written about how SQL Server 2016 no longer requires .Net Framework 3.5 to be installed. This seems to be true to some extent; the SQL 2016 install program will no longer abort if it […]

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Email Notifications In SQL 2000 Without SQL Mail

I love Database Mail. The new mail system that was introduced in SQL Server 2005 is head and shoulders above the old SQL Mail functionality of SQL 2000. Setting up email alerts for failed jobs and error conditions is now a breeze. Unfortunately, I still have a couple SQL Server 2000 machines in use that […]

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