Installing MOM 2005 on SQL 2005 x64

Microsoft claims that MOM 2005 with SP1 supports installing to SQL 2005. This is actually true, however none of these articles make reference to the fact that the tools on the MOM CD (either momcreatedb.exe or the setup wizard) will correctly create the database if run on x64 Windows. The tools will both claim that no SQL instances can be found and fail. There is a hotfix available ( which includes an x64 copy of momcreatedb.exe. A quick call to PSS and the call router can get you the hotfix. Note that this doesn’t fix the mom setup wizard, you … Continue reading Installing MOM 2005 on SQL 2005 x64

Site Fixed

I had some issues with the server this site is hosted on the last week of May/first week of June. Six weeks later I've finally gotten everything all fixed. I took the downtime as an oppurtunity to upgrade the software that runs this site and think about some new idas for blog posts. I've got some other ideas for this site and there will be some changes that I'm going to try. I also turned comments back on, so I'm going to see how that goes. If it doesn't go well they'll get turned off. This new software seems to … Continue reading Site Fixed

Site Move/Upgrade

I decided to get a box, actually a virtual server over at I’m in the process of getting that all squared away and working, and then I’m going to swing this site over, and hopefully in the process upgrade the blog software and get rid of all the spam on here. My method of getting rid of spam includes all the comments, unfortunately. I can’t efficiently or reliably pick 100 good rows out of 20000 table rows. I think the new version of this blog software actually includes a comment spam reduction widget, and if not, I’m going to home … Continue reading Site Move/Upgrade