How to Resolve: The feature “Scale-out deployment” is not supported in this edition of Reporting Services

Under certain circumstances, when upgrading SQL Server Reporting Services Standard Edition, for example from SSRS 2012 or 2014 to SSRS 2017 or 2019, you might get the following error message when trying to start the Reporting Services service: “The feature “Scale-out deployment” is not supported in this edition of Reporting Services“. But first, let’s discuss … Read more…

Tip of the Week No.6 – About SQL Server Temporary Tables

Check our Tip of the Week, about SQL Server Temporary Tables.   Tip of the Week #6 Local temporary tables in SQL Server, are defined by using the # (single hash) sign and they are only available for the session in which they were created in. After the session ends, local temporary tables are automatically … Read more…

New Free Service: SQL Server OS Requirements Info

Hi friends! Today we announce another new free online service just for you, the SQL Server Community! This new service is titled “SQL Server OS Requirements Info“, and as the name implies, by using this service, you can quickly retrieve useful information, about the OS requirements for any version and edition of SQL Server! You … Read more…

How to Install SQL Server 2019 Express and the Latest Version of SSMS

In this article, we will talk about SQL Server Express Edition, its characteristics and limitations, and how you can download it and install it on a new Windows environment, along with installing the latest version of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS).   What is SQL Server Express Edition? SQL Server Express Edition, is a special, … Read more…

SQL Server Installation and Setup Best Practices

Installing SQL Server, especially on standalone servers, is a relatively easy process. However, efficiently installing SQL Server, is a whole different story. Via this article, I will be sharing with you, some useful tips regarding SQL Server Installation and Setup Best Practices. The list of best practices presented in this article, is not exhaustive, but … Read more…

SQL Server Versions Currently Supported and their End Dates

When working with SQL Server, not only as Database Administrator but also as Developer, you need to know the SQL Server versions currently supported by Microsoft, as well as their extended support end dates, in order to plan ahead. And planning ahead does not only mean planning possible SQL Server instance migrations, but also, plan … Read more…

What are SQL Server Always On Availability Groups?

SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups is a technology that was initially released by Microsoft with SQL Server 2012. The main concept, is that you have your data available in more than one sites at the same time. To this end, you have groups of databases that have primary replicas and secondary replicas. These replicas are hosted … Read more…

How to Find the OS Version of your SQL Server Machine – Single vs Many Machines

Finding the Windows OS version of a single SQL Server machine is easy. There many ways you can do it. However, what about when you work with hundreds of SQL Server instances? How can you efficiently generate a report with the OS versions? This article discusses some of the methods you can use to find … Read more…

Installing SSIS on a SQL Server Failover Cluster Instance

This short post, discusses about installing SSIS on a SQL Server Failover Cluster Instance and how you can resolve the error message: The instance selected for installation is already installed and clustered on computer [ComputerName]. To continue, select a different instance to cluster.   Reproducing the Error Message If you have already deployed a SQL … Read more…

How to Resolve “The Parameter is Incorrect” Error when Adding New Disk Mount Point

Hi friends. Here’s a quick tip on Windows Clustering and Windows Disk Management and specifically on how to handle the error message “The parameter is incorrect” when working with disks and mount points. Why you get the “Parameter is Incorrect” Error Message Most probably, under certain circumstances, you get the above error message when attempting … Read more…

How to Resolve “Property SpaceAvailabable is not available for Database ‘[tempdb]'”

Under certain circumstances, when working in SQL Server Management Studio, you might get the error message “Property SpaceAvailabable is not available for Database ‘[tempdb]’“.   Why I got this message? Most of the times, you might get the above message because something else happened prior to the action that triggered the error message. For example, … Read more…