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SQL Man of Mystery

Wes Brown is a PASS chapter leader and SQL Server MVP. He writes for SQL Server Central and maintains his blog at http://www.sqlserverio.com. Wes is Currently serving as a Senior Lead Consultant at Catapult Systems. Previous experiences include Product Manager for SQL Litespeed by Quest software and consultant to fortune 500 companies. He specializes in high availability, disaster recovery and very large database performance tuning. He is a frequent speaker at local user groups and SQLSaturdays.

Archives: July 2009

My Virtual Lab setup Hyper-V 2008 and Virtual Server 2005 R2

One of the things I’ve maintained over the years is a lab to do everything I need. From testing new software, proof of concept designs, benchmarking or testing new builds of SQL Server.
This has always been a tall order and now that I’m back developing software part-time I need… Read more

4 comments, 2,056 reads

Posted in SQL Man of Mystery on 22 July 2009

Cannot generate SSPI context…

Out of all the problems you can have with SQL Server troubleshooting connectivity issues can be the most challenging. When you factor in the complexities of Active Directory and SQL Server’s interaction with it fixing SSPI errors can be down right baffling.

At my company we are moving onto new… Read more

7 comments, 4,438 reads

Posted in SQL Man of Mystery on 20 July 2009

The Price of Convenience is Non-Ownership and Loss of Privacy.

This is as far as I ever plan to stray from writing purely technical posts. It just strikes so close to home.

I am completely conflicted on this subject.

As a user of all of these things I rail against limits imposed on me by the greedy companies and the… Read more

0 comments, 245 reads

Posted in SQL Man of Mystery on 19 July 2009