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Archives: August 2008

Deleting Duplicates without a unique key

The following was sent to me by my friend and colleague Dave Miller:

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Wanted to pass along something I hadn't used before and found useful to easily get rid of duplicates in a set of data. The functionality has existed in the SQL language and was supported in… Read more

What every DBA that manages a large number of SQL Servers should know about SQL 2008!!

Error when importing RegServer list from SQL 2005 to SQL 2008

I discovered the already known bug in SQL 2008 that you can't import a SQL 2005 server list (exported as a regsrvr file). For someone like me who deals with a large numger of SQL Servers, this is a… Read more

How do I automatically respond to mirrored database failovers?

Automatic Failover - an incomplete solution

Automatic failover with Database Mirroring is great, but what about all of the other things that you need to happen when the database fails over? There is no built-in support in Database Mirroring for anything external to the database. This is where automatic activation… Read more

How do I .... grant access permissions for SSIS to users?

SSIS access permissions are managed via Component Services. It is the DCOM object named MSDTSServer. Here are the steps to follow. 
  1. Component Services -> Computers -> My Computer -> DCOM Config -> MSDTSServer
  2. Right click on MSDTSServer
  3. Click properties
  4. Click on the Security tab
  5. Select Customize and add the…

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