Implementation of SMB file share to host SQL databases: A walk-through

Recently I worked on a scenario where the requirement was to host more than 25 SQL server instances on a cluster. SQL supports 50 instances on a failover cluster if SMB file shares are used to host the databases. In this blog, I have shared the steps to implement the SMB file share as a…

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Issues in installing SQL 2012 Shared features and connectivity through SSMS.

Recently I worked on an intersting scenario where the SQL Server 2012 shared features installation was failing with the following error: TITLE: Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 Setup——————————The following error has occurred:Error 1304.Error writing to file: Microsoft.VisualStudio.CSharp.Services.Language.Features.QuickSearch.dll.  Verify that you have access to that directory. Click ‘Retry’ to retry the failed action, or click…

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