Shorts VBS Script to Determine if SQL Server is installed and running

I am playing with System Centre Operations Manager and Config Manager. They all use VBS to determine if SQL Server is present, but often fall foul of a stopped SQL Server service or a different major version (Sql 2008 v Sql 2005)and are very wordy – some 75 lines of code in the configuration Items…

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January Seminar – BI with SQL 2008 R2

Rafal Lukewiecki who is a top rated Tech Ed speaker is hosing a whole day BI event at the Burlington Hotel, Dublin on January the 19th. If you want to see some good demos of PowerPivot and other R2 features this is definitely worth a visit. Link is below. http://blogs.technet.com/ieitpro/archive/2009/12/17/rafal-lukewiecki-business-intelligence-seminar-in-january.aspx

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