Failed to install and uninstall the SQL Server 2017 instance

when it comes to running sql server 2017, it will not start the installation process,

the installation process page and it just disappeared and did nothing.

SQL error

and also he will not let me uninstall the existing instance. very bad exp, offline server of their maintenance. They claim because abuse since 2017!

I just want to share my very bad experience with, a dedicated server provider based in France / Paris.

First of all, I am their client since 2015-07-22. I have received maintenance tickets on 2019-03-07 in detail below


I will open this post to allow you to perform a maintenance of the RPN switch on which your 103154 server is connected.

This maintenance allows us to update the switch firmware to fix bugs, and add features, including the ability to change the VLAN on RPNv2 groups.

The maintenance will take place on the 11/03/2019 at 6 o'clock in the morning and should last about two hours. Will be held for about an hour. You can follow this directly from our maintenance page:…s&task_id=1398

This only affects the RPN and the Internet link that will not be cut during this time. There is no impact for you.

We remain available via this post if you have any questions about it.

Pierre-Antoine PAGANELLI


We inform you that a maintenance has been scheduled on the RPN switch to which your 103154 server is connected.

During this maintenance, we will update the switch firmware to fix bugs and add features. The main change will bring the fix for the VLAN ID on the RPNv2. You can modify it without causing problems.

This maintenance will take place on 2019/03/11 from 6:00 (French time zone) and should last 2 hours. During this maintenance, it will not respond on the RPN network. You will be able to follow the progress directly on our status page:…s&task_id=1398

This will only affect the RPN network, your server will remain available through the public interface. If you do not use the RPN, this will not have any impact for you.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about it.

Best regards,
Pierre-Antoine PAGANELLI

At the same time that they maintain the maintenance network, my server is offline and I then submit a ticket to ask them why their server is offline because in maintenance tickets, only the RPN (private network) is taken into account. account.

They said, my server offline, is because the abuse and the ticket ID that it has been resolved since 2017 are saying goodbye to your data. If you want to access this server again, you must reinstall the server, even if the backup mode is not possible!

They are also so sure that the server always goes into backup mode since 2017 but, on the monitoring graph, shows my use of bandwidth here. I put this information to them and they ignore it!

Here is my network activity for this server

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The graph shows that my server has a network activity of more than 1 year but, they said that my server was in backup mode since 2017 !!! But they monitor chart says I fix it and use it from 2017 to 2019 !!!!! This server has no reports of abuse at all !!!


They should be banned from web hosting immediately because
1. They do not cooperate with you.
2. If you ask something that they do not like, they ignore you and are happy to see you lose your DATA !!


I've canceled all the server with them already.

paranoia 2017 – A computer symbol on the computer Are dice a success factor?

The player's manual says:

When your character needs to do something not easy in the game or the GM asks you
To do one thing, you will run a number of dice equal to your NODE plus the computer
Of. You always start the computer dice. Even if your NODE is zero or less, you
always start the computer dice.

Each die rolled with a 5 or 6 is a "hit" and adds a point
to your final total. (p 24)

On the computer dice, the 6 is replaced by a computer symbol and has special meaning for the DM. But for the player, does the roll count as a success?

I understand that I can decide the decision as a GM and that I can choose to be inconsistent and punish the traitors who question it. I am just curious to know if there is a clear answer or clarification somewhere that I miss.

Make a flashing color video in Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017 or Powerpoint

I was trying to look for blinking color effects on Google in Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017, but I could not find how to do it. I do not even know if it's possible in Premiere Pro. I want to do two things.

  1. I want to use four different colors of my choice in the background, which will continue to flash faster. Something like this video
  2. I want to use the same four colors, but this time, the change will be slower. By changing the first color in seconds, it should give a good gradient transition. Run the extract for better understanding.

Please, let me know how can I achieve this, whether in Premiere Pro or PowerPoint, and if this is not possible in Premiere Pro and PowerPoint, which software should I use to create a color-changing video of the background

body {
height: 100%;

.mydiv {
width: 100%;
height: 100%;
black color;
font weight: bold;
animation: myanimation 10s infinite;

@keyframes myanimation {
0% {background color: red;}
25% {background color: yellow;}
50% {background color: green;}
75% {background color: brown;}
100% {background color: red;}
The background color changes over time


Thank you

SQL Server Transactional Replication from 2005 to 2017

According to the msdn, The version of the subscriber depends on the type of publication: A subscriber to a transactional publication may be any version of two versions (n-2) of the publisher's version. For example: A SQL Server 2012 Publisher may have SQL Server 2014 and SQL Server 2016 subscribers; and a SQL Server 2016 Publisher can have SQL Server 2014 and SQL Server 2012 subscribers.

I have a requirement where I have to replicate a SQL Server 2005 to 2017 transactionally, and according to msdn's note above, we can not do it, right?

But when I created a test environment and configured replication from 2005 to 2017, it works well. An explanation for this? I can not understand why this is happening.

MS SQL 2017: The generation of the plan of execution of the estimate takes more than 3 minutes

Sometimes generate an (estimated) execution plan for a simple query ~ 3min


SELECT MAX (field) FROM table_name
LOCATION Org = x and PartKey = y

The table is columnstore cluster index

SQL Server 2017 Standard Edition

Estimated plan

Thank you

Install RBS in SharePoint 2019 and the RBS Client for SQL Server 2017

I want to install RBS for SharePoint 2019 and where can I download the correct RBS client for the SQL Server 2017 version?

and on the MinRole servers on which I will install RBS Client, I have enabled FrontEnd with the distributed cache and application server roles.

c ++ – Is the text color of Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 corrupt?

I'm trying to move from Eclipse to Visual Studio and I want to bring a similar color scheme with me. But when I change the colors in the options, nothing seems to change. It's more than just an aesthetic gesture, the different colors make it easy to read the code quickly. Am I just stupid? It does not appear that colors can be changed, other than basic elements such as line numbers and comments.

Connect your GoPro Hero 7 Black to Macbook Pro 2017 via USB-C

I just bought a Black Hero 7, with a USB-C port. I can use it to charge the battery, etc., but I hope it will also allow me to connect to another device, such as my MacBook Pro, which has a USB-C port.

I have tried some configurations:

  • a few USB-C to USB-C cables, including one with Thunderbolt 3
  • the USB-C to USB-A cable that came with my GoPro and the USB-A side in an adapter that is then connected via USB-C to my Mac (works with many other devices, so the adapter fits perfectly) )

Whatever I do, though, the only thing I can do is load the camera.

Does GoPros support a USB-C direct connection to another device?

visual studio 2017 – How to call Zpl or Elp files to program in C #

I would like to ask for help to resolve a doubt because I develop a program in which I generate a barcode in addition to filling information to print on a label.

The problem is that during testing, I realize that I can print my information on any printer, except the zebra printers, which I need for the label.

Check that I need to create the label in the printer software and extract the Zlp or Elp file. but that's my first time with zebra printers (GC420t).

They could support me or guide me to call the file in my program and print it with the information I need to enter.

I enclose an image of my label, the texts with "?" this is the information I need to fill in to print

Thank you for your support.

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