Error :- The Microsoft Access database engine cannot open or write to the file. It is already opened exclusively by another user, or you need permission to view and write its data.

Background Debugging an application and thankfully I have managed to add good exception handling. Error Here is the error message :- Error Image Error Text Remediation I watched the connection string over and over.  Installed the Database Connectivity driver and no good. Finally, I accepted the error message. Error Message :- The Microsoft Access database … Continue reading Error :- The Microsoft Access database engine cannot open or write to the file. It is already opened exclusively by another user, or you need permission to view and write its data.

SQL Server 2012 – Install Failed – SQLWriter Service Disabled

Background Trying to install a named instance to a machine with a default installed, but failed.   Error Messages Detail.txt Image Textual Explanation Unable to start the SQLWriter service   Trouble Shooting Services Explanation The SQL Server VSS Writer is disabled   Microsoft Connect SQL Server Install should check & advice about shared Services before … Continue reading SQL Server 2012 – Install Failed – SQLWriter Service Disabled

Active Directory – Change User’s Password – Erroring

  Preface This is a difficult post as it does not demonstrate a remedying process. It merely demonstrates a stumbling block, we ran into as we tried to change an Active Directory Service Account's password. BTW, a couple of choices for changing an AD's Account password are documented here.   Changing AD User Password : … Continue reading Active Directory – Change User’s Password – Erroring

Microsoft – SQL Server – v 2008-R2 – Service Pack 1 (SP1) – Upgrade fails “silently”

Microsoft - SQL Server - v 2008-R2 - Service Pack 1 (SP1) - Upgrade fails Silently Trying to install "Microsoft SQL Server - v2008/R2" Service Pack 1 (SP1) fails. Yes, upgrade are apt to fail sometimes, but this time, it is failing miserably. What do I mean miserable; well: Upon extraction of the compressed exe … Continue reading Microsoft – SQL Server – v 2008-R2 – Service Pack 1 (SP1) – Upgrade fails “silently”