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SSMS Line Numbers

I typically don’t turn on line numbers if SSMS, but while working with someone on a bit of code, they were referencing line numbers in a large script. By default SSMS shows you the line, column, and character at the … Continue reading

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Fixing logins

I ran into an issue recently where I couldn’t get a Windows login to work with some application software. This software had been configured with a user account, which appeared to be in SQL Server, but it couldn’t connect. It … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Patch and Upgrade

I don’t want to be chicken little here, but the Meltdown/Spectre bugs have me concerned. I don’t know the scope of the vulnerabilities, as far as exploits go, but I do know the lax ways in which humans interact with … Continue reading

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Restoring a Copy Only Backup–#SQLNewBlogger

Another post for me that is simple and hopefully serves as an example for people trying to get blogging as #SQLNewBloggers. There was a question posted recently at SQLServerCentral about whether a copy only backup could be restore with a … Continue reading

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Not Useless Features

Some time ago I noticed Adam Machanic had written a post titled The SQL Hall of Shame. In it, Adam notes there are features that Microsoft will introduce in SQL Server and then let die. These are the useless features that … Continue reading

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Keeping the Single User Connection

A reader was having issues with a script. They ran their code from PoSh (Invoke-Sqlcmd), setting single user and then trying to rename a database and its files. However, occasionally, they’d lose the single user connection to another user. Frustrating, … Continue reading

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Changing the Default DB for a Login–#SQLNewBlogger

Another post for me that is simple and hopefully serves as an example for people trying to get blogging as #SQLNewBloggers. Recently I got into a bit of a pickle. I was detaching some databases for a demo, which is … Continue reading

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A Tour of SQL Server Security Features

Abstract Protecting data from unauthorized access becomes more important all the time. SQL Server includes a number of features that make data protection and security easier for developers and DBAs with a framework for protecting data. Come learn how Always … Continue reading

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No More Service Packs

The new servicing model for SQL Server is out, with a great explanation from Glenn Berry (there’s also a webcast). The summary is that going forward with SQL Server 2017, we won’t get Service Packs anymore. I’m somewhat sad, as I was always looking … Continue reading

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The New CU Schedule

Is my math right? The new CU servicing schedule for SQL Server 2017 is: 1 CU per month for the first year 1 CU per quarter through mainstream support (5 years) That means by my count, we get this: WITH … Continue reading

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