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Planning and Installing SQL Server 2012

For some reason, during my time as an application development consultant, I (Rob Walters) ended up working on a few projects where I was writing an InstallShield or Windows Installer package for a client. As a former developer working in various environments, I have made my own hypothesis that, in general, whoever gets stuck writing install scripts must feel like the little kid who got picked last for a kickball team in fifth grade. There is nothing glamorous about setup. Your code is run only when the application is installed, updated, or removed. If my hypothesis is correct and writing setup scripts is not the most exciting task for developers, one can assume that, in general, the overall ...

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