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K. Brian Kelley - Databases, Infrastructure, and Security

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

Archives: May 2008

Now on Twitter

A few colleagues of mine, Andy Leonard, Jason Massie, and Chuck Boyce, are all on Twitter. As a matter of fact, Jason blogged on some folks he follows on Twitter with regards to SQL Server. I've also read Scoble talking about Twitter and decided to give it… Read more

Security Issue with SQL Server Reporting Services 2008

I have a CTP of SSRS 2008 deployed to one of my servers. Today I built a couple of reports and from one of my systems, they all tested fine. However, this system, because it is a testing server, doesn't receive the Group Policy Object (GPO) controlling IE security settings… Read more

Pictures from Midlands PASS Chapter Meeting

Last night the Midlands PASS Chapter had the pleasure of hosting SQL Server MVP Brian Knight. I was able to capture a few pictures from last night though they aren't the best quality. 

Our next meeting is scheduled for July 10 and we are hosting John Welch, SQL Server… Read more

Reminder: Midlands PASS Chapter Meeting with Brian Knight

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Speaker: SQL Server MVP Brian Knight

The Midlands PASS chapter will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, May 27, 2008, to host SQL Server MVP Brian Knight. Brian will be giving a presentation on Data Mining using SQL Server. The meeting will once again be… Read more

SQL Saturday in Orlando

The dates for Microsoft's TechEd 2008 are fast approaching here in North America. Sandwiched between the two weeks of this year's TechEd is the SQL Saturday Tweener, which will also be held at the Orange County Convention Center. Unfortunately, I'm not headed to TechEd this year, but if I were,… Read more

Review of How to Cheat at Securing SQL Server 2005

SQL Server MVP Frank Kalis has posted a short review on How to Cheat at Securing SQL Server 2005, a book I was able to contribute two chapters to last year. The chapters I focused on were related to Authentication and DDL Triggers. It was a great experience… Read more

Technical Podcasts I Listen To

There are a few podcasts I tend to listen to as I have time. Since I work with a wide range of technologies, I've tried to group them together into a semblance of order. There are a few others I am evaluating, but since I haven't listened to a large… Read more

Giving a Presentation?

As a president of a local PASS chapter, one of the things I've struggled with is getting "locals" to give presentations. We have a couple of guys who have done so, but part of the reason local chapters exist is to go folks an opportunity to develop their professional… Read more

Setting Static Ports when dealing with Named Instances and Kerberos

I ran across this a week or so ago. There were a couple of SQL Servers running named instances that we wanted to setup Kerberos authentication against (in the event we would use Kerberos delegation). Here is how the ports were set according to SQL Server Configuration Manager:

The problem… Read more

Give Back: Donate Your Hair for Children in Need

While this will remain a primarily technical blog, one thing I'm going to try and add is each Saturday I'll run an entry which is of interest to me (like the story of The Citadel Class of 1944) or where folks can give back in some way. The latter… Read more

Command and Control of the Data Center


As I went walking last night, I listened to two podcasts from RunAs Radio of interviews of Michael Manos and Danielle & Nelson Ruest. Michael Manos is the senior director of Data Center Services at Microsoft and he was talking about some of the optimizations Microsoft had made to… Read more

Midlands PASS May Meeting - Speaker Brian Knight

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Speaker: SQL Server MVP Brian Knight

The Midlands PASS chapter will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, May 27, 2008, to host SQL Server MVP Brian Knight. Brian will be giving a presentation on Data Mining using SQL Server. The meeting will once again be… Read more

Thoughts on SQL Saturday in Jacksonville

I was able this Saturday to head down to Jacksonville and speak at the SQL Saturday there. There were a lot of folks, a lot of good presentations, and the area in and around Jacksonville was gorgeous. I gave two presentations, both of them security related, and I was pleasantly… Read more

Off-topic: The Citadel Honors Class That Did Not Graduate

The purpose of The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, is to prepare South Carolina's citizen soldiers. It is a purpose which has existed from The Citadel's founding in 1842. Though I was less than a model cadet, I am proud to have graduated from this institution as a member… Read more