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Logins, Users, and Roles - Getting Started

Do you know the difference between a login and a user? What's the best way to add them; Enterprise Manager, T-SQL, or SQL-DMO? In this beginner level article Andy demonstrates how to use all three methods to add logins and users and offers his view of which is the best technique.   Read more...
By Andy Warren 2005/09/30 (first published: 2003/02/19) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 35,265 reads

Managing Jobs - Part 2

Jobs are pretty basic aren't they? They are until you get a couple hundred, or a thousand. Andy continues talking about managing jobs by standardizing how you handle notifications and failures, and talks about an interesting idea to monitor jobs separately from SQL Agent. Worth reading!   Read more...
By Andy Warren 2003/02/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 8,336 reads

Managing Jobs - Part 1

How many jobs do you have? 10? 100? 1000? Andy makes the point that what works to manage for a small number of jobs doesn't work when that number doubles or triples (well, unless you only had 1 job to start with!). In part one of two, this article looks at ideas for using categories and naming conventions to get things under control.   Read more...
By Andy Warren 2003/01/31 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 10,437 reads

Another Disaster (Almost)

Andy had a semi-disaster similar to the one he wrote about last year. Interesting to see the kinds of problems that happen to other people. This article raises some interesting points that are outside the scope of basic disaster recovery, looking at how/when to move databases to a different server and how to reduce the server load dynamically.   Read more...
By Andy Warren 2003/01/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 7,034 reads

Review of Real-World SQL-DMO

Andy takes a look at the new book on DMO and likes what he sees - "great book for beginner and intermediate DMO users!". We've been supporters of DMO for a while and we're glad to see a new book on the subject. Read the review, add your comments, buy the book!   Read more...
By Andy Warren 2002/11/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 5,245 reads

Open Source ASP Enterprise Manager in Design Phase

Andy relates some info he got from Wes Grant about his freeware and open source project to build a web based admin tool for SQL that is currently in the design/initial coding phase. Get the scoop and maybe write some of the code too!   Read more...
By Andy Warren 2002/10/22 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 4,810 reads

Worst Practice - Sorting by Ordinal

If you've been with us for a while you know that Andy started a series last year on worst practices. As he says, maybe you can't always do best practices, but at least dont do the worst ones. Read the article and add a comment, participate!   Read more...
By Andy Warren 2002/10/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 7,380 reads

Adding Linked Servers Using SQL-DMO

Following up on a question posted in our discussion area, Andy looks at how to use DMO to add and remove linked servers. Along the way he points out a couple 'gotchas' and throws in a cool tip about how to save a little time when you experiment with DMO.   Read more...
By Andy Warren 2002/09/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 12,116 reads

The Case for SQL Logins - Part Two

In this follow up to one of our most popular articles, Andy responds to comments posted by readers and discusses how to manage SQL logins effectively in your applications.   Read more...
By Andy Warren 2002/08/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 6,770 reads

The Case for SQL Logins - Part 1

Andy says Windows Authentication "is bad". What? That's not what Microsoft says! Heck, that's not even what we say! Everyone knows NT authentication is the way to go. Then again, when was the last time Andy wrote an article that wasn't worth reading?! Read the article, rate it and add a comment - and automatically be entered in a drawing for a copy of SQL Server 2000 Performance Tuning donated by Microsoft Press.   Read more...
By Andy Warren 2002/06/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 12,594 reads

Version Control for Stored Procedures

Version control for stored procedures isn't always popular and certainly isn't easy. Or can it be? Andy discusses a technique he used on a recent project that you might find interesting.   Read more...
By Andy Warren 2002/05/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 13,374 reads

SQL Maintenance Plans

Do you use the maintenance plans or hate them? Wish they would do more? Curious about how they work under the hood? Cmon, you gotta read this one! Trust us, it's not another "how-to" article! Well, maybe just a little bit!   Read more...
By Andy Warren 2005/03/04 (first published: 2002/04/11) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 33,814 reads

Copying DTS Packages To a Different Server

How do you easily copy DTS packages from one server to another? DTS, BCP, T-SQL? Are there advantages to using one method over another? Andy did some research - read the article and see what works and what doesn't!   Read more...
By Andy Warren 2006/05/05 (first published: 2002/03/19) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 37,490 reads

Adding a Column using SQL_DMO

One of our readers needed some help with altering a table with DMO, so Andy has a code sample and some comments in general about how to add objects using DMO. It's good code and a very quick introduction to how objects work. Worth reading!   Read more...
By Andy Warren 2002/02/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 4,704 reads

Data Dictionary from within SQL Server 2000

Mindy explores the metadata stored in SQL 2000 to show you how to produce a simple and useful data dictionary!   Read more...
By Mindy Curnutt 2005/02/04 (first published: 2002/02/11) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: installation
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 35,790 reads

Review of SQL Comparison and Synchronization Toolkit

This week Andy takes a look at a new product from Red-Gate that gives you even more options than you get with their SQL Compare and SQL Data Compare tools - now you can build your own. Add the features you always wanted. Build automated processes instead of using the GUI. It's an interesting product - read the review and then maybe even enter the contest to win a free copy.   Read more...
By Andy Warren 2002/01/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 5,361 reads

Worst Practices - Making Databases Case Sensitive (Or Anything Else)

Article number four in this popular series continues exposing Worst Practices! This week Andy continues his tirade by talking about why case sensitive databases should be BANNED from the planet. Is he right or just OUT OF CONTROL? Read the article and join the discussion - your comment may lead to an article, that's what generated this one!   Read more...
By Andy Warren 2005/07/08 (first published: 2001/10/29) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 28,322 reads

Improve System Performance in Your Indexing Scheme Using Asynchronous

The Web Data Administrator is a utility program implemented in ASP.NET that enables you to easily manage your SQL data, wherever you are.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2001/10/10 | Source: Microsoft MSDN | Category: administration
Rating:  Rate this |   Briefcase | 1,477 reads

Executing Multiple Scripts in a Folder using the ScriptRunner Utility

Ever have a large batch of scripts you need to run? It takes a while if you have to open each one in Query Analyzer and execute it. One of our readers proposed an alternative - take a look the small app Andy Warren wrote to make doing this task a breeze.   Read more...
By Andy Warren 2001/06/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
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