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Regaining access to SQL server after changing the domain

If you changed your domain and have lost control over the SQL server or have been blocked from logging in , this article talks about it  Read more...
By Yousef Ekhtiari 2014/10/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: change domain
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Building a Better NuGet

NuGet has transformed the ease of getting and installing the latest version of .NET packages, tools and frameworks. It relies on NuGet package authors to get packages right but there is little documentation for them to go by, and there are a few inevitable problems. Ed Charbeneau offers advice from experience.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/10/23 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: nuget
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The Mindset of the Enterprise DBA: Delegating Work

A lot of the routine jobs demanded of a DBA can be automated, but a tougher prospect is to automate these jobs in a way that the requestor rather than the DBA can actually set of the job running themselves without compromising security and without risk. Is it true to say that some tasks can be made self-service?   Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/10/23 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: delegation
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Stairway to SQL PowerShell Level 8: SQL Server PowerShell Provider

In this level we continue our journey into the SQL Server space by looking at the SQL Provider that comes with modules for PowerShell. You saw a little bit of the provider for SQL 2008 R2 in Level 2 of this Stairway.  Read more...
By Ben Miller 2014/10/22 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Free eBook: SQL Server Hardware

SQL Server Hardware will provide the fundamental knowledge and resources you need to make intelligent decisions about choice, and optimal installation and configuration, of SQL Server hardware, operating system and the SQL Server RDBMS.  Read more...
By Press Release 2014/10/22 (first published: 2013/07/24) | Source: Red-Gate | Category: hardware
Rating:  Rate this |   Briefcase | 29,369 reads

Finding a table name from a page ID

Imagine you come to work in the morning and notice that some new rows have been entered into the msdb.dbo.suspect_pages table during the night. Usually the first thing you’re going to do is run DBCC CHECKDB, but if your database is a few TB, that could be several hours before you know where the problem is, and which table may have lost data. You want to find out which table is involved as soon as possible so you can explore your disaster recovery options.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/10/22 | Source: SQLskills | Category: table name
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Comprehensive Baseline Collector Solution

There are no more excuses for not having baseline data. This article introduces a comprehensive Free Baseline Collector Solution  Read more...
By Robert Virag 2014/10/21 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: baseline
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Exploring Your SQL Server Databases with T-SQL

Scott Swanberg shares 38 scripts he uses time and time again for discovering more about database objects.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/10/21 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: t-sql
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Survey on SSDT and Database Projects

Red Gate are developing new tools for users of SSDT and Database Projects in Visual Studio. If you use these technologies, help us make our tools ingeniously simple by completing this 10 minute survey.  Read more...
By Press Release 2014/10/21 | Source: Red-Gate | Category: survey
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What To Do When the Import and Export Wizard Fails (Part I)

My “Success” story describes the import process when it works without a hitch, while my “Challenge” story highlights a common difficulty encountered when using the Microsoft Import and Export Wizard, and then offers a solution.   Read more...
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Untrusted Foreign Keys

  What is a Foreign Key? Do you trust your foreign keys? A foreign key is a link between 2 tables that is...  Read more...
By WaterOx 2014/10/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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Random unions

By Steve Jones 2014/10/23 | Category: t-sql
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How many rows are returned in this batch?


SELECT
RAND(100)
, RAND(7)
, RAND()
UNION ALL
SELECT
RAND(100)
, RAND(7)
, RAND()
UNION ALL
SELECT
RAND(100)
, RAND(7)
, RAND()
;
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