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How to Fix the Error “Could not find the Database Engine startup handle” in SQL Server 2016, 2014, or 2008

When I decided to install SharePoint 2016 IT Preview I figured I should install it on a Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview, along with SQL Server 2016 Community Technology Preview (CTP). I bet you...

How Many Free Microsoft eBooks Would You Like?  How About Over 275? 0

How Many Free Microsoft eBooks Would You Like? How About Over 275?

If you like eBooks, especially free ones, then you must be delighted to know that Microsoft Senior Sales Excellence Manager Eric Ligman has posted a link to more than 275 free eBooks from Microsoft...

Managing Passwords for Service Accounts in SharePoint & SQL Server 2

Managing Passwords for Service Accounts in SharePoint & SQL Server

Managing service accounts on Windows servers have been a challenge for most organizations for quite some time. In recent years, Microsoft has made several enhancements to minimize the pain. In Windows Servers 2008 R2...

Workaround for Error 1032 Related to Event ID 455,489 and 490 on SQL Server 2012 0

Workaround for Error 1032 Related to Event ID 455,489 and 490 on SQL Server 2012

When you install Microsoft SQL Server 2012 or SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services and use the default account as a service account for these applications during the installation, the services start fine but you...

How to Fix SQL Server Databases in Suspect or Recovery Pending Mode 3

How to Fix SQL Server Databases in Suspect or Recovery Pending Mode

Once in a while your SQL database may show up as “Suspect” or “Recovery Pending.” Either way the database will be inaccessible. depending on the database your SharePoint server might become totally useless. For...

Microsoft’s Billion Dollar Products 0

Microsoft’s Billion Dollar Products

Microsoft has several products that are generating good revenue for their business. Mary Jo Foley recently published this article that has more details. Most of the heavy hitters are big names but SharePoint definitely...

How to Find the Largest Files on Your Windows Computer 0

How to Find the Largest Files on Your Windows Computer

When working with Windows computers, especially Windows servers, I often run into situations where the hard drive is running out of disk space. In fact, I have often seen drives literally have no available...

How to Determine the Version and Edition of SQL Server and its Components 0

How to Determine the Version and Edition of SQL Server and its Components

Microsoft has documented some useful information on how to determine your current Microsoft SQL Server version number and the corresponding product or service pack level in the KB article 321185. The article also describes...

Microsoft Licensing Portal 0

Microsoft Licensing Portal

When I am teaching classes, my students sometimes ask me questions about licensing for various Microsoft products. Back in the NT days, it was relatively easy to tell students how the licensing worked because...