[Issue Solved!] Oracle JRE Required Operation Failed in Installing SQL Server 2016 CTP

imageI was installing SQL Server 2016 CTP on a VM, and on the Feature Rules page of SQL Server setup, I found the following rule failed. Rule “Oracle JRE 7 Update 51 (64-Bit) or higher is required” failed.
This computer does not have the Oracle Java SE Runtime Environment Version 7 Update 51 (64-bit) or higher installed. The Oracle Java SE Runtime Environment is software provided by a third party.

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Getting started with Windows 10 as a Service

Image result for windows 10 cloudStarting with Windows 10, version 1607 (Windows 10 Anniversary Update), you can move from Windows 10 Pro to Windows 10 Enterprise more easily than ever before—no keys and no reboots. To get started, there are two options for you to start the subscription, either to get Windows 10 E3 or go for Windows 10 E5.

Whatever is the case, the steps to get started are the same. Below, are the steps that you can follow to start using Windows 10 as a Service once you buy a license.

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Step-By-Step: Creating a Virtual Machine in Azure

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Azure Virtual Machines gives you the flexibility of virtualization for a wide range of computing solutions—development and testing, running applications, and extending your datacenter. It’s the freedom of open-source software configured the way you need it. It’s as if it was another rack in your datacenter, giving you the power to deploy an application in seconds instead of weeks.

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Configuring a TechnetNepal.net blog in Windows Live Writer

Windows Live Writer is a powerful tool when it comes to blogging. You can add photos and videos, format everything just so, and publish to most blogging services. So, obviously, this is a great companion for bloggers. It’s actually one among suites of applications within Windows Essentials. Windows Essentials also includes: Mail, Family Safety, Messenger Companion, Outlook Connector Pack, Bing Bar, Silverlight and Live Photo Gallery, Movie Maker, etc.

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Installing Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2012 is the latest edition of Microsoft’s server operating system and with it comes a lot of new features with a major emphasis on Cloud integration.

This blog post is all about the first look in Installing a Windows 2012 Server and it’s just the beginning of diving into Windows environment. Later in my blogs, I will also work on promoting the server as the first domain controller in a new forest.

The installation procedure has not changed much in comparison to earlier version, Windows Server 2008 R2.

So, lets begin with the installation. The screenshots can be seen below as we insert a bootable media in the drive.

Click <Install Now>.


Now, lets select the operating system we want to install.  I have selected Windows Server 2012 with a GUI.  The other option is server core is a limited installation without GUI however with that server can be remotely managed. For now click next.

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Currently, I am interested in doing fresh installation of Windows Server, so click on Custom.

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Once the required partition is created, click next. The Installation of Windows Server then proceeds.

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Eventually, we will see the screen prompting for entering a password for the built-in Administrator account as can be seen in the screenshot.

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Now, click Finish.

Finally, we are now able to see the new Windows Login Screen, which is fairly different from the log in screen that we have been seeing in earlier versions of Windows Server.

Once we hit Ctrl – ALT – Delete to sign in, and enter password., we would be able to see the new Server Manager Screen which totally simplifies the administration and configuration of Windows server.


This is the fresh installation of Windows Server 2012. I will come up with a new blog post on moving forward. Stay tunned! 🙂

Getting Rid of Annoying Facebook Notifications

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Folks! the stuff I have brought for you this time is something which may not be of everyone’s concern. Yet, I personally feel that everyone of you who is reading this blog post do have a facebook account. Using a facebook has always been fun and informative as well but the notifications it gives always haunts me. Do you constantly have like 99 new notifications, marked with the little red button at the bottom right in your Facebook account? Would you like to only receive important notifications, such as comments from friends, and skip the stuff various applications send you? Teso bhaye read on.

This isn’t a new feature though, but I thought why simply endure thousands of notifications and updates from applications and pages when you don’t exactly want them. So, I believe, it’s a better idea to simply turn them off. Here are a couple of ways to do it.

Click on the red “Notifications” button at the bottom right corner in Facebook. Click on “See All.” On the right, you’ll see a long list of every application that sends you notifications, and you can turn them off by unchecking them. Be careful, Facebook’s own applications which are probably useful to you, such as feed comments, are also on the list, so you’ll probably want to leave them checked.

An screenshot of the notification panel which you can see when you click “See All”.

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That’s all! Enjoy your fresh new, unnecessary notifications free Facebook.