License and Acknowledgements
FineBuild is is available from sqlserverfinebuild.codeplex.com
under the terms of the Ms-PL License
. FineBuild is free for internal use by the organisation downloading FineBuild, including use in Production and for personal use. However, anything that can be described as commercial exploitation of FineBuild (e.g. selling FineBuild or FineBuild support services) requires separate licensing which can be obtained from the FineBuild author.
FineBuild is supplied on an “AS IS”
basis without warranty of any kind either express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement.
Even though there is no charge for using FineBuild, please donate whatever FineBuild is worth to you as all money goes direct to charity. Tearfund is one of the UK's leading relief and development charities. Click here to donate
. Donations to charity are tax deductable in many countries and count towards Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) targets. Authors of some of the Community Components also have donation links, so if you use their product then please pay what it is worth to you.
FineBuild requires you to explicitly accept the License Terms of all products installed by FineBuild every time that FineBuild is used. Prior to using FineBuild you are advised to review the license conditions of all products that will be installed, and if you do not agree with any license condition you should not install the relevant product.
No Official Alternatives
There are no official alternative download sites for FineBuild.
A number of sites have decided to re-distribute FineBuild, but these often advertise old versions of FineBuild and their integrity is unknown.
There are also sites offering to supply a FineBuild Uninstall, but there is no need for such software. All of the messages I have seen that purport to come from FineBuild are bogus and the integrity of the software is unknown.
The recommendations given in this document are based in postings in Newsgroups, ideas learned in seminars, and the author’s experience, so a general thank you
is given to the SQL Server community at large. The FineBuild process includes various components and scripts whose authors need to be individually thanked:
| Name || Description |
| Martin Cairney || Very helpful review of the original FineBuild release |
| Bart Duncan et al || SQL Nexus |
| Blake Pell || SQL Server Cache Manager |
| Danny Gould ||SQL Internals Viewer |
| Darren Gosbell et al || BIDS Helper |
| Darren Green || DTS Backup 2000 |
| Ola Hallengren || Permission to use Ola's Database Maintenance routines |
| Ian Hart || Very helpful review of the original CLS Build |
| Jasper Smith, Simon Sabin || Taskpad View Report |
| Jasper Smith || Report Services Scripter, Linked Report Generator |
| Jonathan Kehayias et al || SQL Server Extended Events Manager |
| Krzysztof Kowalczyk || Sumatra PDF Reader |
| Mosha Pasumansky || MDX Studio |
| Nigel Rivett || Scripts for exporting and importing DTS Packages, Jobs, etc are based on his work |
| Simon Sabin || SSIS Raw File Reader component |
| Todd McDermid et al || SSIS Dimension Merge SCD |
FineBuild is based on work performed by the author at CLS Services Ltd www.cls-group.com
. The author thanks CLS Services Ltd for their permission to re-write the CLS document and scripts as the FineBuild process.
The FineBuild process and its associated documents and scripts are the copyright of the author, © 2008 - 2013 Ed Vassie (EdVassie 'at' live.co.uk). Altiris
is a trademark of Altiris, Inc.Double-Take
is a trademark of Double-Take Software, Inc.LiteSpeed
is a trademark of Quest Inc.Microsoft
, SQL Server
, and Windows
are trademarks of Microsoft Inc.SQL Backup
is a trademark of Red Gate Software Ltd.SQL Safe
is a trademark of BBS Technologies, Inc.
All other trademarks that may be in this document are acknowledged.
Copyright © 2011 - 2013 Edward Vassie.