Analysis Services – Errors when trying to add a User as a Server Admin

When trying to add a user as a Server Admin to Analysis Services, you may encounter one of the following errors: The following system error occurred:  The trust relationship between the primary domain and the trusted domain failed. (Microsoft.AnalysisServices) Or The following system error occurred:  No mapping between account names and security IDs was done….


Ack! Where the heck did Azure Reporting and Data Sync go??!?!

As you might have noticed, we have been moving more and more of our portal functionality to the new HTML5 portal, plus all of our new features are showing up there and not in the original Silverlight portal. Unfortunately, we are stuck for some period of time where some of the features and functionality are…


Using a Windows Azure worker role to generate reports using Azure Reporting

While trying to reproduce an issue in Azure Reporting, I found myself building a simple worker role that generated a report using the ReportViewer control in server mode. I found a couple gaps in the overall content available, so I thought I would try to post a more complete example here.  NOTE: I am assuming…


How Can Reference Counting Be A Leading Memory Scribbler Cause?

The concept of the memory scribbler comes up quite a bit in support.   The term can often be over used but I ran into a specific example that commonly fools people, including support engineers.  The random nature and even the resulting behaviors are so broad that these issues often take quite a bit of troubleshooting…