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… Read more

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… Read more