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Archives: February 2018

Using the Full Screen Mode in SSMS (Day 33)

Do you ever find yourself working on a query and realize that you need just a bit more real estate in the SSMS window? Or perhaps you find that all the toolbars, menus, etc. are cluttering things up? To solve these issues, you can toggle the full screen mode in… Read more

1 comments, 325 reads

Posted in A Discussion of SQL Server-Related Topics on 28 February 2018

Using a gMSA with SQL Server

As you already know, SQL Server runs as a service. And services require a service account to run under. While this service account is likely to be a domain service account, it could be an account on the local machine. To follow good security practices you would need to specify… Read more

10 comments, 3,315 reads

Posted in A Discussion of SQL Server-Related Topics on 19 February 2018

Connecting to a SQL Server instance – Back to Basics

Back to the SQL Server Basics with Wayne

Connecting to a SQL Server instance is one of the first things that you will do after installing SQL Server. There are different ways of connecting to the instance. Certain High Availability features offer other ways to connect. In this Back to… Read more

3 comments, 2,743 reads

Posted in A Discussion of SQL Server-Related Topics on 7 February 2018

Controlling what appears in the status bar and query tabs (Day 32)

When you run a query in SSMS, you are probably aware that the status bar contains many pieces of information about it. Things like the instance name that you are connected to, the login name used, and a few others. You can see them here:

Likewise, the tab that you… Read more

1 comments, 398 reads

Posted in A Discussion of SQL Server-Related Topics on 1 February 2018