Installing Reporting Services 2005 on Vista

I have a new Dell desktop. The first thing I did was install Vista 64-bit and bumped it up to 4GB of RAM. I’m now trying to install a default instance of SQL Server 2005 Developer and can’t get Reporting Services to run because IIS isn’t installed. After trying the click-a-bunch-of-stuff in the “Turn Windows …
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Installing Reporting Services 2005 on Vista

I have a new Dell desktop. The first thing I did was install Vista 64-bit and bumped it up to 4GB of RAM. I’m now trying to install a default instance of SQL Server 2005 Developer and can’t get Reporting Services to run because IIS isn’t installed. After trying the click-a-bunch-of-stuff in the “Turn Windows …
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Installing Reporting Services 2005 on Vista

I have a new Dell desktop. The first thing I did was install Vista 64-bit and bumped it up to 4GB of RAM. I’m now trying to install a default instance of SQL Server 2005 Developer and can’t get Reporting Services to run because IIS isn’t installed. After trying the click-a-bunch-of-stuff in the “Turn Windows …
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SSIS and Visual Studio 2008

Harper Trow of GenYSystems tells me he cannot open SSIS 2005 packages in Visual Studio 2008. I have not yet confirmed this personally but I trust Harper implicitly – he’s one of the smartest developers I know. More later… In a related story: there’s a download that allows you to interact with SQL Server 2008 CTP …
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Skipping SQL Server 2005

According to numerous sources – most recently a SQL Server Magazine article entitled Too Soon for SQL Server 2008? Readers Say “Yes!” – a lot of SQL Server customers are holding off upgrading to SQL Server 2005, preferring to wait for the upcoming release of SQL Server 2008. While I understand the economics, I worry about the DBAs …
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