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Basit's SQL Server Tips

Basit Farooq is a Lead Database Administrator, Trainer and Technical Author. He has more than a decade of IT experience in development, technical training and database administration on Microsoft SQL Server platforms. Basit has authored numerous SQL Server technical articles, and developed and implemented many successful database infrastructure, data warehouse and business intelligence projects. He holds a master's degree in computer science from London Metropolitan University, and industry standard certifications from Microsoft, Sun, Cisco, Brainbench, Prosoft and APM, including MCITP Database Administrator 2008, MCITP Database Administrator 2005, MCDBA SQL Server 2000 and MCTS .NET Framework 2.0 Web Applications.

Archives: February 2012

I see no SQL Server 2008 Counters in Perfmon?

This problem is a real pain and I’m yet to determine why this issue occurs because my understanding is SQL Server counters are automatically installed as part of SQL Server installation. Let’s pretend you have recently installed SQL Server 2008 R2 instance on one of our company server. After the… Read more

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Posted in Basit's SQL Server Tips on 21 February 2012

Essential Trace Flags for Recovery & Debugging

The following trace flags are essential for a variety of recovery scenarios. The use of trace flags allow the DBA to gain a finer granularity of control on the DBMS not normally given. Following are the list of important trace flags:

  • T260 – Show version information on extended stored procedures

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Posted in Basit's SQL Server Tips on 20 February 2012

How can I configure SQL Server to listen on multiple TCP/IP ports?

Run the SQL Server Configuration Manager, expand SQL Server Network Configuration and select the protocols for appropriate instance. Double click TCP\IP to open the TCP\IP protocol properties. Select the IP Address tab and in IP All specify the port numbers separated by commas, for example: 1433,2433,2432. Ensure dynamic ports… Read more

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Posted in Basit's SQL Server Tips on 18 February 2012

Tools to Monitor Performance of SQL Server

To gather statistical information on how a server is performing requires, you need to use operating system tools to gather a broad scope of information. System Monitor and Event Viewer are two operating system tools you can use to gather hardware information and information pertaining to the interaction between SQL… Read more

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Posted in Basit's SQL Server Tips on 16 February 2012

A Guide for Installing SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services

Check out my article on SQLServerCentral.com in which I discussed SQL Server 2008 R2 installation setup which you can use to install and configure Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services. The most of the installation process is managed by the Setup.exe installation wizard, so expect to be prompted for a… Read more

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Posted in Basit's SQL Server Tips on 14 February 2012