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K. Brian Kelley - Databases, Infrastructure, and Security

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

Archives: March 2007

Whitepaper on ESX Server 3.0 and SAN-attached Storage

First saw this at Blade Watch. VMWare has released a white paper on using SANs with VMWare ESX Server 3.0. You can get the whitepaper here:

  http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_san_design_deploy.pdf

It's a hefty document at well over 200 pages. This will be something I'll be delving into over the next week,…

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Updated Website

I've taken some time to update my website. In particular I have updated:
Nothing fancy or special, but just some needed updates.

Technorati Tags: Chess | SQL Server | Microsoft SQL Server | Reading | Writing

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Windows PowerShell and Windows Server 2003 SP2

Saw this on the Windows PowerShell blog:

Since W2K3 SP2 is an update to W2K3 SP1, if you install Powershell on W2K3 SP1 and upgrade to W2K3 SP2, to uninstall PowerShell you first have to uninstall W2K3 SP2.

You can read the whole post here: Windows Server 2003 SP2…

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SQL Server 2005 Security Best Practices Whitepaper Released

Saw this first here: SQL Server 2005 Security Best Practices. It's on the blog for Microsoft UK's SQL Server Premier Field Engineers. There's also some security-related webcast information on that blog post, so check it out!

Microsoft has released a whitepaper on best practices for SQL Server 2005…

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"Wet" Pet Food Recall

Animals are near and dear to my heart, to the point where I have a cat even though I am partially allergic to them. Therefore, even though the following story has nothing to do with computers, it's something I feel compelled to post to get the word out:

  Menu…

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Windows Mobile Security

I'm working on a new article for SQL Server Central talking about physical security and SQL Server and I was going to include coverage outside of the data center, especially with products like Microsoft CRM 3.0 putting potentially sensitive data on a laptop. There are significant legitimate business drivers to…

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SQL Server 2005 SP2 and Maintenance Plans - Still not fixed yet

SQL Server MVP Aaron Bertrand has posted that there is still a bug with maintenance plans for SQL Server 2005 SP2. There looks to be another release coming to fix the issue. More here:

  More news on Service Pack 2 and Maintenance Plans

His advice is that if you're…

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New Version of ApexSQL Doc (2005.11.0203)

ApexSQL announced that a new version of ApexSQL doc is available.

  News Announcement

The latest version is 2005.11.0203 and there are several fixes, which can be found here:

  Release Notes

You'll need to download the executable, as the announcement mentions, the built-in update doesn't work as of yet.…

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