Changing GRUB’s Default OS

Suppose you’ve got a dual boot configuration with Windows 7 (the primary OS) and Ubuntu 11.04 (installed afterwards). The Ubuntu installer detects the Windows partition(s) and – depending on the configuration you choose – it will install the GRUB boot loader with Ubuntu as the default OS. Here’s how to change the default OS to […]

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SQL Server 2008 R2 – Version string portion was too short or too long

An enterprise-wide rollout of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Developer Edition can result in serious headaches. On Windows XP SP3 clients, the installer may abort with a System.ArgumentException error: Version string portion was too short or too long. The logfiles residing in %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Setup Bootstrap\Log reveal that the error occurs during the RunDiscoveryAction phase: Running Action: […]

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