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 […]

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 […]