Easy Audit Index Changes

When looking for an easy method to audit Index changes, one of the first technologies to try really should be Extended Events (xevents).

Audit Index Changes

This article shows a method to audit for index changes. The weak link in a solution such as this really boils down to the requirement that the solution needs to be in place before the index change occurs.

Find Index Create Date

This article shows a quick script to help determine indexes that were created recently. This script will help you out of rough spot and help reduce the chance of rework.

Ad Hoc Queries Disabled

This article takes a look at an error that may occur depending on your use of linked servers and the use of openrowset.

Configuration Manager is Corrupt

So you come along one day to validate some service configurations for the SQL Server services and instead of the SQL Server Configuration Manager opening as expected, you are greeted with the following error message.

Cannot connect to WMI provider. You do not have permission or the server is unreachable.

When Too Much is Not a Good Thing

Explore how to avoid unwanted results that oft occur due to lack of attention to detail, use of internet examples, misunderstanding of the requirements; and always from granting way too much access.

Who needs data access? Not You!

With a little planning and care, we can find various ways to fulfill user requests without compromising the environment.

The Gift of the SPN

Every once in a while there is an extremely valuable tool that comes along. While the footprint and use frequency of this tool may not be that big, the tool is essential to making the DBA job easier to do. I recommend getting this tool – especially if you have ever run into SSPI issues.

Why oh Why? Effects of Antivirus on a DB Server

At best these phantom backups cause undue headache in troubleshooting. At worst, they make it impossible to recover in the event of a database related disaster. Join me for a troubleshooting journey involving phantom backups.

Life Support 2008 – Audit Logons

Planning to upgrade/migrate requires a fair amount of prep work. Some of that prep work involves auditing your server for any users that may still be using the instance.