Monday, April 11, 2011

SQL Server 2008 R2 upgrade perf-ReportServer-rsctr.dll error

While performing an in place upgrade from SQL Server 2008 to SQL Server 2008 R2 I received the following perf-ReportServer-rsctr.dll error.

Process Explorer revealed that WmiPrvSE.exe was using the file.

To resolve this issue you could try stop the 'Windows Management Instrumentation' service.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Create Test Windows Clusters using Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3

Creating Test Windows clusters has got a whole lot easier now that Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3 is freely available to download.

It can be found here

VirtualBox is a good option to host your VMs as I have found this software to be the simplest and quickest way to get my Test environments built.

The iSCSI Initiator Users Guide for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 can be found here: