In July the T-SQL Tuesday theme was defaults. There were lots of posts about various items, but I found one by Kevin Kline interesting. Kevin noted that the settings for model are not necessarily what many of us would want in production.
Is that really the case? This week I wanted to take a poll and see if many of you actually do create defaults for your new databases by changing model that are different than what Microsoft has done.
Do you change the model database?
Certainly there are some people that have create scripts with various settings for their databases. Some people prefer to customize the setup each time, based on the purpose of the database. Still others have scripts that alter the database to change settings after a someone has installed the instance.
There are any number of ways to ensure you have good settings for your production (or other) databases. Let us know this week if you have a step to change the model database when a new instance is installed.