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K. Brian Kelley - Databases, Infrastructure, and Security

IT Security, MySQL, Perl, SQL Server, and Windows technologies.

Archives: December 2005

Unpatched Microsoft Windows WMF Vulnerability

If you haven't heard by now, there is an unpatched exploit in how Windows handles WMF files. Since this handling is done with System level privileges, you guessed it, complete control of the system. Secunia sent out an advisory this morning and I noticed that Sunbelt Software had posted about…

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SQL Server 2005 Administrator's Pocket Consultant available

Saw this at the book store this evening and picked it up.


SQL Server 2005 Administrator's Pocket Consultant

I'll spend the next couple of days looking it over and seeing what I think. I usually grab the server OS versions and they've always been good for what they are intended:…

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Crypt Packages for Perl

This is one of those "bang head here" issues. I was trying to install Net::SSH::Perl, which basically drives SSH through Perl, on a Win32 client today. First I couldn't locate Net-SSH-Perl in the ActiveState repositories. Odd, but we can overcome that. A quick search and I have several locations where…

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Missing some folks

In a community the size of SQL Server Central, it's natural for people to come and go, especially with contributions to the forums. I still remember the early days of the site, when Brian, Steve, and Andy moved over from swynk.com. As I reflected on times gone by, I thought…

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Simple script to show what drives all databases are on

Had a need for this the other day. We just needed a quick dump of which drives each database was using. Don't know if it's good enough to make the useful script category for SSC as I wrote it on the fly (so use at your own risk), but here…

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New SQL Server 2005 Books Online available

I saw this first on Karen Watterson's blog. Microsoft has released an update to SQL Server 2005's Books Online:

Download

A quick way to tell the difference between the two is to navigate to the Legal Notice by:

 SQL Server 2005 Books Online >>
Getting Started with SQL Server…

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