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Archives: August 2011

Check the Default Database Setting for your Admin Accounts

Last weekend, as I was waiting for the start of the performance of the Cleveland Orchestra at its summer outdoor venue, Blossom Music Center, a client called with a problem. The databases on his principal production server had failed over to the mirror server, and now he couldn't connect… Read more

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Posted in Allen White on 31 August 2011

[Speaking] Lots of Speaking Engagements in September and October

As Adam Machanic said, Fall is the busy season for speaking, and it will be for me. Here's a brief list of what's coming up:

On Saturday, September 17 I'll be in Kalamazoo, Michigan for SQL Saturday #84, where I'll be presenting my Automate Policy-Based Management using PowerShell.… Read more

0 comments, 365 reads

Posted in Allen White on 22 August 2011

Pull Performance Data from Perfmon Logs with PowerShell

For the last year and a half or so I've been presenting a session on how to gather perfmon data with PowerShell. Here's a link to my blog after the 2010 Tech Ed conference that has the download scripts. These scripts include the database tables and stored procedures I use… Read more

1 comments, 1,045 reads

Posted in Allen White on 21 August 2011

[OT] On Community

Last fall, and winter, and spring I was part of the PASS Election Review Committee. It was interesting, sometimes fun, sometimes frustrating, but a very rewarding experience.

My first PASS conference was in the fall of 2003, and I've attended every one since then. The PASS community, as I've… Read more

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Posted in Allen White on 11 August 2011