There’s a new MPS Reports version in town, with new features : new 64-bit friendliness, various forms of wizard-driven hotness for all the products the individual old tools used to support, etc, etc.
Call me old school if you want, but I typically prefer the convenience of “run this and send me the CAB file”, rather than “grab this, install the prerequisites, and choose the following options in the wizard, then send me the CAB file”. For newer OSs, that’s a non-issue as the pre-reqs (.Net 2.0 and Powershell) are built in; for older OSes, not so much.
A colleague sent me a set of direct download links to the old set, so I’m going to publish them here.
For whatever reason, the download pages to these editions were removed when the new version was published; personally, I’d have suggested that the new was added alongside the old – the old, for all their limitations, are well-understood and widely used.
But the files are still there, at least for the time being.
Update: Looks like the PFE edition is still available in a not-through-the-back-door way (thanks, PFE, you rock! Hey, *I* work for that organization! Yay!), and it’s the core old-school goodness you’ve come to know and love from MPS Reporting.
A new version of MPS Reports has been released late April, at the following link: Microsoft Product Support
Awesome post, sire!