Invoke Or BeginInvoke Cannot Be Called – SQL Server 2008 Install

When you install SQL Server 2008 on Windows 7, you get this error: SQL Server Setup Failure. SQL Server Setup has encountered the following error: Invoke or BeginInvoke cannot be called on a control until the window handle has been created.. To fix this, install SQL Server 2008 with SP1 (With cumulative update 4) or above built […]
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How To Do A Swing Migration From SBS 2003 To 2012 With Exchange

An SBS 2003 to 2012 swing migration with Exchange is basically a migration from SBS 2003 to 2012 (including Exchange Server) on the same hardware, without performing an upgrade. It’s a semi-clean install because the swing migration performs a clean installation, then migrates the AD, Exchange and other data to the new 2012 server. To perform […]
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Drop Failed For User (Microsoft.SQLServer.SMO) – Database Principal Owns A Schema

When trying to delete a user from a database in MSSQL, you can get the following error: Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Drop failed for User <<SQL User>>. (Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo) Additional information: An exception occurred while executing a Transact-SQL statement or batch. (Microsoft.SqlServer.ConnectionInfo) The database principal owns a schema in the database, and cannot be dropped. […]
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Dolphin Imaging Pre-Backup Failed – Error: Cannot Open Backup Device

When trying to complete a Pre-Backup on exiting Dolphin Imaging, you may get the following error: Dolphin Imaging Error: Cannot open backup device <<DolphinPlatformBackup.BAK>>. Operating system error 5 (Access is denied.). (An error code is returned from the database. Please contact out tech support if help is needed.) After clicking OK, you will then get […]
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SQL Server Backup Failed. Cannot Open Backup Device – Network Drive / UNC

When trying to backup a SQL Server database to a network drive or UNC path, you get the following error: Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Backup failed for Server <<SQL Server>>. (Microsoft.SqlServer.SmoExtended) Additional information: System.Data.SqlClient.SqlError: Cannot open backup device “<<UNC path / Network drive>>’. Operating system error 32 (The process cannot access the file because […]
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A Network Related Or Instance Specific Error Occurred While Establishing A Connection To SQL Server

While trying to establish a connection to SQL Server via the Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio, you can get this error: A network-related or instance-specific error occurred while establishing a connection to SQL Server. The server was not found or was not accessible. Verify that the instance name is correct and that SQL Server is […]
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