Invoke or BeginInvoke cannot be called on a control until the window handle has been created..

November 21, 2010

If you installing new instance of SQL Server 2008 or adding new features to an existing one and got this error

SQL Server Setup has encountered the following error:
Invoke or BeginInvoke cannot be called on a control until the window handle has been created..

I won’t recommend you to go to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975055 and waste your time installing SQL Server 2008 SP 1 because it won’t solve the problem.

Solution
Close IE\Explorer windows or anything you can open after doing your installation process 🙂 yes that’s it… weird..


SQL Server 2005/2008 errors during installation

June 24, 2010

2 days to install SQL Server 2008\2005 each time I try; It fails with this error

The SQL Server service failed to start. For more information, see the SQL Server Books Online topics, “How to: View SQL Server 2005 Setup Log Files” and “Starting SQL Server Manually.”

For help, click: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?LinkID=20476&ProdName=Microsoft+SQL+Server&ProdVer=9.00.1399.06&EvtSrc=setup.rll&EvtID=29503&EvtType=sqlsetuplib%5cservice.cpp%40Do_sqlScript%40sqls%3a%3aService%3a%3aStart%40x41d

To solve the problem I had to disable the antivirus (BitDefender -what I’ve-) seems it prevents the windows installer to start any services! to over come this prevention stop your antivirus.

Another error message may appear after you install\uninstall SQL Server due to errors in installations…

SQL Server Setup has encountered the following error: The given key was not present in the dictionary..

although I’ve valid\legal SQL Server serial number I don’t know from where this error comes! what I had to is to install “Windows Install Clean Up” to clean any SQL Server installation. download it from http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301


SQL Server Business Intelligence webcast series

November 5, 2009

SQLServerGeeks.com cordially invites you to SQL Server Business Intelligence webcast series – with 4 webcasts spread over a week. This is an excellent opportunity to get an upstart with BI on SQL Server. The series is very well crafted with 4 webcasts looking into different facets of BI. If you know nothing about BI, do not miss the first webcast: BI for you. The four webcasts are detailed below. Register Fast. (For clarifications, please write to admin<at>sqlservergeeks<dot>com)
Webcast 1: BI for you
November 6, Friday, 3 pm to 4.30 pm
Webcast 2: Create your first cube
November 9, Monday, 3 pm to 4.30 pm
Webcast 3: Extract data from the cube
November 11, Wednesday, 3 pm to 4.30 pm
Webcast 4: Learn MDX scripting
November 13, Friday, 3 pm to 4.30 pm
To register & browse more details about each webcast, visit www.SQLServerGeeks.com/Events/SQLBIwebcasts.htm

Want to learn SQL Server Data Services (SDS)?

September 9, 2009

Overview of Microsoft SQL Server Data Services
This 1-hour online clinic provides SQL Server developers who are experienced in implementing database solutions with an overview of SQL Server Data Services (SSDS).

The topics covered in the clinic include:
– Introduction to SSDS
– SSDS Object Model
– Working with SSDS

More on: http://learning.microsoft.com/Manager/ResourceDetails.aspx?resourceId=cbe836be-394e-4a23-9f87-5d12127cccd5&clang=en-US&brand=Learning

Developing an Application for Microsoft SQL Server Data Services
This 1-hour online clinic provides SQL Server developers who are experienced in implementing database solutions with an explanation of the knowledge and skills required to develop an application in SQL Server Data Services (SSDS).

Topics covered in the clinic include:
– Building an SSDS Application
– Enhancing an SSDS Application

More on: http://learning.microsoft.com/Manager/ResourceDetails.aspx?resourceId=9b2d7204-9f2e-4657-a4c7-0952b32ae081&clang=en-US&brand=Learning

More on SQL Azure Database: http://www.microsoft.com/azure/data.mspx


Reporting from Analysis Services Cubes Using Excel 2007

September 8, 2009

Session #14: Reporting from Analysis Services Cubes Using Excel 2007 (Peter Myers)

Event: 24 Hours of PASS

Presenter: Peter Myers

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Building Flexible Data Services for the Web Using the ADO .NET Data Services Framework

September 8, 2009

Session #18: Building Flexible Data Services for the Web Using the ADO .NET Data Services Framework

Event: 24 Hours of PASS

Presenter: Steve Jones

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What’s New, Harder, and Easier in SQL Server 2008 Security

September 8, 2009

Session #22: What’s New, Harder, and Easier in SQL Server 2008 Security

Event: 24 Hours of PASS

Presenter: Don Kiely

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