How to Fix a failed SQL 2005, 2008, R2 or 2012 Install/Upgrade - MSSQLSERVER.INACTIVE

It doesn’t matter what version of SQL you’re on, upgrading to etc…this issue can pretty much be resolved using this process (including pre-release/CTP/Beta/old-to-new etc.), although you might always be the exception 🙂 This took me a long time to figure out, so I hope it helps you out! Problem/Sympton: I went to upgrade a perfectly…

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SharePoint 2010 + SP Designer 2010 on Windows 7

There’s been a ton of blog postings on how to get this whole ‘SharePoint Foundation 2010 on Windows 7’ scenario working…most of which will eventually get you up & running, but I thought I’d provide a short & sweet, SharePoint Foundation 2010 Release Candidate summary of what you need to do. My System: Windows 7…

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