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    Unanswered: why is sqlwb.exe phoning home?

    I got google on the other tab but I am home with my Norton firewall and SQL Server 2005 and sqlwb.exe just tried to make an internet connection. wtf?
    “If one brings so much courage to this world the world has to kill them or break them, so of course it kills them. The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.” Earnest Hemingway, A Farewell To Arms.

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    i miss her...

    http://www.dbforums.com/showthread.php?t=1616343

    that tells me what it is. yes i am still working with sql2K on the job.

    but what's it doing?
    “If one brings so much courage to this world the world has to kill them or break them, so of course it kills them. The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.” Earnest Hemingway, A Farewell To Arms.

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    The short answer is that I don't know. The long answer is...

    I seem to recall that when SP1 for 2005 was released, it broke SSIS on servers that did not have an internet connection. Something about SSIS reaching out to check a CRL (certificate revocation list) and -- when it couldn't get out -- the SSIS service would refuse to start.

    I recognize that the two things are apples and oranges, but might it be trying to do something similar?

    Shot in the dark, I know...

    Regards,

    hmscott
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    it's microsoft, it's phoning home, all your computer is belong to microsoft, get over it

    alternative: stop using microsoft products

    i realize this is hard to do, e.g. in a work environment
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    it's probably for the "customer experience improvement program"

    check the setting here:

    Help/Microsoft SQL Server Customer Feedback Options...

    EDIT: all this does is log how many times you open each type of dialog, etc. they are trying to gather stats on how often different features are used. similar to what google analytics does for websites. It's anonymous and fairly benign afaik.

    that said, I don't participate.
    Last edited by jezemine; 12-13-07 at 02:18.

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