Problems with Installing SQL Server 2005 SP2 + Latest SQL Security Update

Many, many people have complained about having difficulty installing SQL 2005 SP2.  I got it half installed (it failed on certain services and it failed entirely with the first security update after SQL SP2. I tried a bunch of things including registry changes, deleting entries in log files and directories, but I got it successfully … Read moreProblems with Installing SQL Server 2005 SP2 + Latest SQL Security Update

How to Troubleshoot Microsoft Windows Update Failures

By default, the Windows Update client records all transaction information to the following log file:%windir%Windowsupdate.log If you receive an error message on the Microsoft Windows Update Web site or from the Automatic Updates service, you can use the information that is included in the Windowsupdate.log log file to troubleshoot the issue. To view the log … Read moreHow to Troubleshoot Microsoft Windows Update Failures

How to use the backup feature to back up and restore data in Windows Server 2003

This step-by-step article describes how to use the Backup feature to back up and restore data on your Windows Server 2003-based computer. This article is intended for users who back up and restore data, and it includes information about how to back up and restore the system configuration and local registry. To perform the procedures … Read moreHow to use the backup feature to back up and restore data in Windows Server 2003

Difference Between Incremental and Differential Backup

Incremental Versus Differential Backups Even a casual home computer user can accumulate some pretty large amounts of data that need backing up. People may mail you large attachments that contain spreadsheets or big documents, making your mailbox bigger and bigger over time, for example. Even just the common hobby of taking digital photos can quickly … Read moreDifference Between Incremental and Differential Backup