Monthly Archives: November 2010

How to upgrade from evaluation or trial edition to full or retail edition of SQL Server

When the evaluation period for your SQL Server 2008 Evaluation edition expires, you will notice the following symptoms: SQL Server service fails to start. The following message is logged in the Windows Application log: SQL Server evaluation period has expired … Continue reading

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SQL Server Error Message: Cannot Generate SSPI Context

Cannot generate SSPI context means SQL server failed to authenticate (when using Windows Authentication) with your active directory or your  Active Directory Server is not responsive. Please talk to your ISP or network administrator trying to get your Active Directory server in a better … Continue reading

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