SharePoint 2010: A huge Admin Content DB

Filed Under (SharePoint 2010, SQL Server 2008) by Just An Admin on 01-11-2013

Three weeks back we noticed that the disks on our Microsoft SQL server were filling up rapidly. Further investigation showed that the SharePoint 2010 Admin Content database had exploded from a comfortable 3GB to a whopping 173GB. This could not be right!!!

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SQL Server 2008: The INSTANCESHAREDWOWDIR command line value was not specified.

Filed Under (SQL Server 2008) by Just An Admin on 20-05-2009

When trying to install SQL 2008 Express on one of our Windows 2008 x64 servers, i was surpirsed by this error message when specifying another install drive:

The INSTANCESHAREDWOWDIR command line value was not specified. This value must be specified when the INSTANCESHAREDDIR value is specified.

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The credentials you provided during SQL Server 2008 install are invalid.

Filed Under (SQL Server 2008) by Just An Admin on 31-01-2009

When installing SQL Server 2008 you are at one point asked to provide the service accounts and passwords for the SQL services and agents. When providing these service accounts and passwords you might encounter one of the following error messages, which prevents you from continuing the installation:

– The credentials you provided for the SQL Server Agent service are invalid. To continue, provide a valid account and password for the SQL Server Agent service.
– The specified credentials for the SQL Server service are not valid. To continue, provide a valid account and password for the SQL Server service.

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