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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: February 2012

Finding the Missing Perfmon Counters in SQL Express

My post this weekend about slaying beasts with magical .dll incantations was my way of relieving some stress after having to work an entire Saturday unplanned. My goal with this post is to provide a little more insight into the problem and the solution that was discussed in a very…

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2 comments, 2,120 reads

Posted in Kyle Neier on 7 February 2012

SQL Express and the Curse of the Perfmon Counters

On a dark and spooky night in the land of SQL Server make-believe, a young warrior was asked to slay a beast preventing those in the land of SQL Server Express from collecting water from the Well of the Perfmon Counters.

While this warrior was only vaguely familiar with SQL…

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0 comments, 1,116 reads

Posted in Kyle Neier on 5 February 2012

Delivering Three PTI SQL 2012 Firestarter Webcasts

I have been given the opportunity to deliver a few webcasts about some of the new features of SQL Server 2012 over the next couple of months for Perpetual Technologies.

You'll get to hear me share the greatness that is SQL Server during the following sessions:

Throwing T-SQL 2012…

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0 comments, 1,333 reads

Posted in Kyle Neier on 3 February 2012

Verifying Last Successful CheckDB with Powershell and SMO - sorta

A few years ago, I wrote a script that was published on SQLServerCentral.com about how to verify the last successful CheckDB for all the databases on an instance. This was a tremendous help to me and other DBAs as we could now tell when the integrity was valid on our…

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6 comments, 1,554 reads

Posted in Kyle Neier on 3 February 2012