Error on adding a SQL cluster node (or more simply "Ooops")

I was installing a new clustered SQL (2008) instance via command line scripts, something that I’ve done now somewhere between 500 and a bajillion times.  The first node of the cluster went fine, but when trying to add additional nodes, I ran into an error I’d never seen before. “The edition of the currently installed remote…

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The saga of SSRS 2008 and the FipsAlgorithmPolicy

I’m in the process of rolling out a new environment at the customer site and as part of this environment we’re using a Windows Server 2008 image developed by the customer that has a fairly rigid security policy.  I was rolling out the SQL side of the environment, which includes SQL Reporting Services 2008.  The…

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IE9 slow performance (Or "How I learned to remember to keep my drivers updated")

For once this isn’t a blog about BizTalk, SQL, PowerShell or the like (though from the tardiness of my blog entries I need to come back to this thing once in awhile and post), but rather about a performance issue I experienced when upgrading to IE9.  In my office lab, in addition to various mobile…

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