Tag Archives: windows

Rename a Server with PowerShell

I’m sure many people are experimenting with VMs and SQL Server. If you’re like me, many of you just default to installing Windows 7/10 or Windows Server xx Standard for your testing. Those systems work fine, but I’ve been trying … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Better Explorer on High dpi Displays

I’ve got a high dpi display on my laptop. The recommended resolution is 2560×1704. That’s small. I have had all kinds of issues with SSMS, VS, and various other applications, including a few from Redgate. The other day I was … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , | 4 Comments

Running Powershell with Task Scheduler

Another post for me that is simple and hopefully serves as an example for people trying to get blogging as#SQLNewBloggers. One of the things I needed to do with my SQL Saturday download process was run this automatically. I don’t … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

The Command Line is Back

I grew up using a command line for all of my computing. I started with a Commodore VIC-20 as a youth, moving on to Apple IIs, TRS-80s, and then OpenVMS in university classes. It wasn’t until I started doing graduate work that I started to enjoy … Continue reading

Posted in Editorial | Tagged

Updating to Windows 10

I’ve been cautious about Windows upgrades. Throughout my career, I’ve alternatively been interested in, and wary of, Windows upgrades. I beta tested Windows 95, and then adopted Windows 98 as soon as I could at a company with better multi-monitor … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged

Unexpected Windows 10

This was strange. I noticed a new icon in the taskbar today. When I hovered over it, I saw this: I downloaded the Windows 10 beta in a VM, but not here. However apparently some update added this. If I … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , | 4 Comments

Changing File Associations in Windows 8

A quick post, and a good reminder of something that can be a pain. I had to do a quick search for the solution, and wanted to write about it in the hopes it will help me remember the issue. … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged ,

Load Balanced IIS Machines

I noticed a contest this week while working on the Database Weekly newsletter. It’s the Cloud Hero contest, with the chance to win a Surface Pro 3. I could always use another device, or at least a device I could … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Continuous Delivery for Windows?

I read a bit about the next version of Windows, which is coming in 2015 as Windows 10. I’m not sure how much I care about some of the changes coming in the OS, though having CTRL+V working in a … Continue reading

Posted in Editorial | Tagged , , ,

Patching Problems

I applied the Windows 8.1 update a few weeks ago and had some issues with my machine. Windows was fine, but I lost my SQL Server service. A few other users, including some of the SQLServerCentral community also had issues and sent me … Continue reading

Posted in Editorial | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment