How to Completely Remove Windows Sharepoint Services 2.0 (WSS) so that you can reinstall in Server Farm Mode

You may have installed WSS 2.0 using the default configuration only to find out later that to use this for TFS 2005, you need to install it using Server Farm mode. When you use the Add or Remove Programs control panel to remove Windows SharePoint Services from a server, it calls a command-line operation, stsadm … Read moreHow to Completely Remove Windows Sharepoint Services 2.0 (WSS) so that you can reinstall in Server Farm Mode

Steps to Install Team Foundation Server 2005

Installing Microsoft Team Foundation Server is a ridiculously arduous and difficult process. I’ll spare you my own complaints and simply list the checklist for installing this beast. This assumes you’re installing TFS in a domain-enabled environment and in single-server mode; this is the typical configuration for a small-to-medium-size organization: Designate a machine to host your … Read moreSteps to Install Team Foundation Server 2005

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