Alright… Another off-topic one, but is worth sharing. This post again shows how much Customers are aware about technology and go that extra mile to get educated on systems/software that they use.
The Old New Thing has got a post which explains a flaw in Windows Vista (yeah I can hear you yelling at me as soon as you heard that word) and Windows Server 2008, but got fixed in Windows 7 (are you OK now?) and Windows Server 2008 R2.
The post is about why you can’t use File Sharing wizard if you exclude inheritable permissions from a folder’s parent.
Just in case, people are wondering why this thing never work on Windows Vista (ok ok, that’s the last time I would utter that word) and Windows Server 2008, you have one more reason to dump *you know what*.
This one’s a pointer to GP Newsgroup (General) post: Crystal XI on Windows Server 2008.
Childofthe1980s has entered these posts (first one a query, second one the solution).
Should be noted down, as I am also working on the same environment here and may face the same issue. So this pointer may serve a purpose of directing my blog readers also to this issue & resolution.
This one may or may not have caught the attention of Consultants. So here you have it.
I was working on a GP 10.0 SP4 installation on the following environment:
1. Windows Server 2008 Standard
2. SQL Server 2008
3. GP 10.0 SP4
4. 64 Bit Environment
I installed SQL Server 2008 first and then installed GP 10.0. When I launched my GP Utilities, the ODBC Data Source to SQL Server was not listed at all. I must admit that I did not search any forums or KB to find out the reason and solution.
But I found this: SQL Server 2008 on Windows Server 2008 R2 must be applied with SP1 mandatorily. This was the reason my ODBC DSN did not get listed in my GP Utilities. I applied SQL2008 SP1 and it worked.