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The Weird and The Wonderful forum is a place to post Coding Horrors, Worst Practices, and the occasional flash of brilliance.

We all come across code that simply boggles the mind. Lazy kludges, embarrassing mistakes, horrid workarounds and developers just not quite getting it. And then somedays we come across - or write - the truly sublime.

Post your Best, your worst, and your most interesting. But please - no programming questions . This forum is purely for amusement and discussions on code snippets. All actual programming questions will be removed.

 
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GeneralA delicious bug in the September update of SQL Server 2012 Data Tools Pin
Vladimir Svyatski7-Oct-13 22:41
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This post is about dates and certificates.

On the 7th of October, 2013 I needed to install the September update of SQL Server 2012 Data Tools (I'll be using the acronym SSDT further). Imagine how surprized I was when after attempting to download something the installer failed claiming that the reason for the failure is a wrong certificate which is already out of a valid date range. I tried to google some solution, but the only thing that I found is a post from some guy which had the same problem.

After some thinking I have come to the solution (just taste it): in order to install the stuff you have to correct a date on your PC to something close to the release date of that update! I used September, 20th. Wonderful, isn't it?

Was it way too hard for the Microsoft guys to just ensure their certificate doesn't expire before they release another update?Confused | :confused:
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GeneralThe most creative log ever Pin
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JokeRedundancy at its finest Pin
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