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Kyle Neier

Kyle has been working with computers professionally since 1995 in both a development and administrative capacity. For over 10 of those years, SQL Server has been the focus of both a professional and personal passion. Kyle has worked in online retail, manufacturing, EMR software, and pharmaceutical industries. Kyle joined PTI in 2011 as a Senior Microsoft Consultant where he continues to chase his passion of automating DBA processes and doing everything humanly possible to prevent the 0200 page. Kyle serves as the Vice-President of the Indianapolis chapter of PASS (www.indypass.org) and served on the committee to bring SQL Saturday to Indianapolis. He shares his passion for SQL Server with others through speaking and mentoring at local and regional events.

Archives: January 2012

Eliminating Successful Backup messages with Powershell and SMO

As a DBA, I enjoy knowing that the better job I do, the less likely it is that any of my customers know my name. In the same vein, I like my SQL Instances to behave in a similar fashion. I want the instance to remain silent unless I ask…

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Posted in Kyle Neier on 17 January 2012

Safely Restart SQL Agent with Powershell

I recently had to enable tokens in SQL Agent across about 50 instances. Unfortunately, enabling tokens requires a SQL Agent restart.

After weighing the options – look at Job Activity monitor for each instance, verify no running jobs, then restart the SQL Agent service or write a cool new Powershell…

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Posted in Kyle Neier on 5 January 2012