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  • Web and application developer with a strong C# preference, though I enjoy dabbling in other languages and environments.
  • Developer of Web software since 1995
  • Masters of Software Engineering from Seattle University (awarded 12/2010)
  • Telecommuter FTW!

Oct
23
comment Easy way to alias the default SQL Server instance to a named instance?
I think my question was unclear. I'm not trying to centralize anything. I simply want my machine to pretend to have the same SQL server as everybody else -- that is, for (local)\SQL2012 to magically map to the default instance (local). This is a developer workstation so no other clients will be connecting to it.
Oct
22
asked Easy way to alias the default SQL Server instance to a named instance?
Jul
31
awarded  Autobiographer
Jul
29
awarded  Popular Question
Jun
21
awarded  Critic
Jun
21
comment Does Windows have a built-in ZIP command for the command line?
This is a far cry from a usable ZIP client. You cannot compress folders and there appears to be no way to add compressed files to an existing archive. Avoid.
Mar
18
comment SQL Server slow in production environment
+1, it's easy to be burned by unrealistic test data sizes. Make sure you've ruled this out before digging deeper.
Mar
7
awarded  Supporter
Mar
7
comment Install SQL Server 2005 after installing 2008?
Sweet, it installed without a hitch and is manageable via the 2008 ssms. Now to import some data and redo my connection strings... cheers!
Mar
7
awarded  Scholar
Mar
7
accepted Install SQL Server 2005 after installing 2008?
Mar
7
comment Install SQL Server 2005 after installing 2008?
Actually, I did see that, but it didn't occur to me that it would UPGRADE sql express! Interestingly, I didn't have a default instance as SQL Express 2005 by default installed itself as the named instance SQLEXPRESS. Apparently that's what 2008 wanted. I'm in the middle of installing 2005 as the actual default instance, which is what I really wanted to do when I first installed. Two birds with one stone? Thanks for the confidence to give the install a try.
Mar
6
awarded  Student
Mar
5
asked Install SQL Server 2005 after installing 2008?