Silent Installation and Configuration for SQL Server 2017 Reporting Services

With the release of SQL Server 2017, Reporting Services is now a separate installation. The installer can be downloaded from the Microsoft Download Center and installed in either a free edition (Evaluation, Express, or Developer) or a paid edition with a product key. It can also be installed silently, and in this blog post, I … Continue reading Silent Installation and Configuration for SQL Server 2017 Reporting Services

Silent, Offline Installation for SSDT 15.5 for Visual Studio 2017

The 15.5 release of SQL Server Data Tools for Visual Studio 2017 is the first release to support SSRS, SSAS, and SSIS in VS 2017. The command line below shows how to install all SSDT components in the only installation of VS 2017 on a machine: To work offline, you'll need to create a layout … Continue reading Silent, Offline Installation for SSDT 15.5 for Visual Studio 2017

Presenting at TechDays San Francisco only two weeks away

On June 5-6, the Pacific IT Pros user group is hosting their TechDays San Francisco event. There is still time to register, and for 2 days of training from recognized speakers (and me too) the price is a bargain. Head over to http://techdays.org and register today. Below is a summary of the sessions I will … Continue reading Presenting at TechDays San Francisco only two weeks away