Archive for February 2009

Calling all Windows 7 Developers…

February 11, 2009

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Enable Remote SSH Root Access on an ESX Server

February 5, 2009

Edit (VI) the /etc/ssh/sshd_config file and set the PermitRootLogin value to yes if you need to grant remote root SSH access to a VMware ESX server. Remeber to restart the sshd service after modifying. Checkout this site for details:

Error 1304 Installing SQL Support Files

February 4, 2009

Got an Error 1304 when the SQL Server 2005 Express Setup was installing the SQL Support files on a Windows XP Professional SP3 PC. This particular message indicated a problem with the .NET Framework. The typical uninstall of .NET Framework 2.0 in Add/Remove programs and re-installing didn’t work.

Thanks to this blog: I was able to download the .NET Framework cleanup tool, uninstall .NET Framework 2.0, reinstall .NET Framework 2.0 and finally finish the SQL Server 2005 Express Setup!

SQL Server Setup Unexpectedly Failed

February 4, 2009

A PC running Windows XP Professional SP3 received the following when attempting to install SQL Server 2005 Express: “SQL Server Setup Unexpectedly Failed. For more information, review the Setup summary log file.” The Setup summary log (…Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\Log) mentions an error: Action “ParseBootstrapOptionsAction” failed during execution.

After some searching, I came across a post which I cannot find now. It said to ensure the following REG_EXPAND_SZ was added in the Windows Registry:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders\AppData

   Value: “%USERPROFILE%\AppData\”

For this particular PC, I had to change the value to %USERPROFILE%\local\AppData\ to get it to work.