List of SQL Server Feature Packs

There are so many SQL Server feature packs, and its hard to use search and see the whole list. I tried to compile that list here, with the latest copy at the top of each section. Let me know if I missed any 🙂  Generally, the packs are the same set of downloads each time…


Analysis Services – Orphaned SIDs cause error "No mappings between account name and security was done"

When trying to add a user to the administrators role of Analysis Services 2005 or 2008 or 2008R2   The following error occurs: "The following system error occurred: No mapping between account names and security IDs was done. .(Microsft.AnalysisServices)"   This can happen when using two common approaches 1. By right clicking on the server…


Oracle Error when connecting from PowerPivot for Excel 2010 “Connection not open”

Today we got this error when using 32-bit Excel and the PowerPivot addin to connect to Oracle Express.   The full stack of the error appears when you expand the [Details >> ] button Error Message: ============================ ORA-06413: Connection not open. —————————- Failed to connect to the server. Reason: ORA-06413: Connection not open. ============================ Call…


VSTA setup and configuration troubles for SSIS 2008 and R2 installations

SSIS 2008 Uses VSTA 9.0 to edit Script Tasks and Script Task (in Control Flow) and Script Components (in Data flow tasks). VSTA stands for Visual Studio for Team Applications. It should look like this…  and when you click the “Edit Script…” button the Script editor VSTA windows opens when it works (which is most…


Visual Studio 2010 solution build process give a warning about indirect dependency on the .NET Framework assembly due to SSIS references

Here’s how I saw the problem… Install SQL Server 2005. Afterwards, Install SQL Server 2008. (Integration Services or Management tools features are enough usually) Install your favorite new tool Visual Studio 2010. Create or Open a solution for your C# or VB application. The Solution properties should target the “.Net Framework 3.5” to have this…


The file exists…. no, but really the Restore failed

If you try to restore an SSAS 2008 .abf backup file to an SSAS 2005 instance, you will get the error TITLE: Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio —————————— The following system error occurred:  The file exists. . (Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services) —————————— BUTTONS: OK —————————— The solution: 1. Restore to SSAS 2008 instead….