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SQL Server 2008 RC0

SQL Server 2008 RC0

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I was going to post about how to search full text in SQL server 2008, but hold the phone SQL Server 2008 is now at RC0 on TechNet plus subscriptions here.  There are 2 reasons for me mentioning this:

  1. It’s not on connect yet so this is one reason for getting a TechNet direct subscription and as per my post here I can get you 30% off: just go to the TechNet subscription page or call 0800 281 221 and quote UKITPRO4.
  2. Full Text searching is not a good story in CTP6, because the service account (FDH$MSSQLSERVER) it uses is not setup properly during installation e.g. it’s not got logging as a service, and has password must change at next login and even then I couldn’t get it working before I got the word about RC0 (see this thread on Connect for more information on the issue).

You might think that as a Microsoft automaton (the neighbours call me Android) that I get this stuff weeks in advance, and indeed I could get interim builds but I don’t see the point in being to far ahead as I want to have the same experience (good or bad) as you do.

What to do while I wait for it to download….hmm

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  • Have you not reading my blog Andrew ;)

    Thankfully they've changed the account setup process to allow you to specify a user account.

  • As Andrew Fryer pointed out earlier today on his blog , RC0 for SQL Server 2008 has been released to

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  • Simon

    of course I checked your blog about this, and connect and technet forums, I had just got it fixed (and a post about it written) when I got the word on RC0, so I thought I would go and have acup of tea and wait for it to download.

  • Yes, you read it right! SQL Server 2008 Release Candidate 0 is out! I guess I should have known as much

  • That’s what I twittered recently upon first opening up Release Candidate 0 of SQL Server 2008 . You may

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  • I have MSDN subscriber access and I can't get it to download when signed in.  Is this available to Volume Subscriptions or do you have to have a diferent type?

  • The much anticipated release of SQL Server 2008 Release Candidate 0 has been made just in time to be

  • When will samples be updated to RC0 on CodePlex at


  • Jonathan

    RC0 is on MSDN at  


  • What a treat, I am sure you have all lready heard the SP1 has been released for Performance Point, which

  • Raghu

    Codeplex samples will be updated at RTM (and your guess is as good as mine on the date for that!). However the sample DBs and most of the other stuff work fine with RC0. I have only one issue and that is I am on 64 bit and the demos goto .\program files (x86) so I had to manually attach them.

  • Microsoft recien libero Silverlight 2 Beta 2 , .NET 3.5 Beta SP1 y SQL Server RC 0 . Aquí les dejo

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