Filter tables and rename associations generated by SqlMetal using Powershell

One of the most irritating features I initially found when using LINQ to SQL diagrams was the all or nothing approach for managing tables and views in a way that allows quick regeneration after database schema changes. Out of the box (VS2008 pre-SP1) you have two options: Build LINQ to SQL dbml mapping files by … More Filter tables and rename associations generated by SqlMetal using Powershell

Error while installing SQL Server 2005 – Native Client cannot be found

Recently while installing SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition on a “fresh” server I found that crazy thing just wouldn’t install! I was getting the following error: “An installation package for the product Microsoft SQL Server Native Client cannot be found. Try the installation again using a valid copy of the installation package ‘sqlncli.msi’” Most cryptic… … More Error while installing SQL Server 2005 – Native Client cannot be found