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SQL Server – AD Groups vs AD Logins

September 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

Let me state my position from the outset: Favoring AD Groups for security in SQL Server over individual AD Logins is a mistake. I don’t care what the “best [...]


May 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

EDIT: I had two scenarios like this. The one written about here worked. The other one failed. The actual solution came from sql-ution.com. The solution is to fix the registry [...]

sp_who2 Alternative (T-SQL, SQL Server)

May 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

The trusty “sp_who2” is a quick way to look at what’s happening on your SQL instance, but completely lacks the ability to filter using a WHERE clause. You [...]

Removing SSMS Boost

June 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

SSMS Boost is an add-on for SQL Server Management Studio.  I used it for quite some time but I got tired of using it as freeware.  The reason SSMSBoost as freeware [...]

TempDB Reporting Incorrect File Size

January 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

So what happens when you run a query to check TempDB file sizes and SQL tells you that each file is 101 MB, but when you look in the file system, they're actually a 45 GB [...]

SQL Server – Timestamp Column

May 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

While this seems like a simple thing to do, I recently discovered so many ways not to do it (also known as failing) that I just had to document this one.

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