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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: March 2012

Error 18456 a little more friendly in 2012

While preparing a demo for a presentation, I generated a 18456 error in the SQL instance by selecting a non-existent database in my connection string.

To my surprise, the SQL Errorlog now discloses the database that I was trying to connect to:

This seems to be improved for at least… Read more

0 comments, 1,160 reads

Posted in Kyle Neier on 29 March 2012

Powershell – Adding accounts to Local Security Policy


One of the challenges I’ve had over the years is figuring out a way to add the SQL Service accounts to the “Perform Volume Maintenance Tasks” and “Lock Pages in Memory” local security policy privileges.

Kendra Little published a post a while back that utilized NTRights.exe. Unfortunately, this is… Read more

7 comments, 10,423 reads

Posted in Kyle Neier on 27 March 2012

Powershell - Working with Cluster Resources - Byte Arrays

Over the next few weeks, I plan to share some of the discoveries I've had when working with Windows 2008R2 Clusters and Powershell. I've had the pleasure of changing disk resource names, adding IP Address and Network Names (CAPs), Implementing DTC, adding File Shares, adding custom resources, and even installing…

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0 comments, 2,120 reads

Posted in Kyle Neier on 19 March 2012

T-SQL Tuesday #028 – Is it really specialization?

This is the first time I've participated in T-SQL Tuesday - I hope to do so more often...

I can recall several years ago being a jack of all trades kind of guy. I was doing development, security, server support, workstation support, database support, and even working with the physical…

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1 comments, 1,011 reads

Posted in Kyle Neier on 13 March 2012