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 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