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A New SMK


A New SMK

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Steve Jones
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Nice easy question to end the week ....

If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.

Ron

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Before posting a performance problem please read
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Yay - I got it right.



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SQLRNNR (1/5/2012)
Yay - I got it right.

+1, but it was not obvious.

I mark this one as 50 percent educated guess, 50 percent luck.
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But I forgort to thank Steve for the challenge -- so here we go: thanks, Steve!
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Thank you Steve, got me thinking Smile

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Thanks.
I was fairly sure of my answer... but admit to doubting myself just a bit.
Nice to see I got it right.



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Good question.

Needed more thought than usual to get the answer - my first reaction was that it's created by magic when sql server is installed, but I could see that was wrong because that wasn't one of the options, so I had to think what would trigger its creation.

Tom

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very good question!!!

I learned more thing!!!!!!

thanks Steve!!!


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slightly crafty steve, but I got it.

Interestingly, MS advise one of the first things you should do on installing an instance is backup the service master key, and this indeed you can do even though encryption has not been activated. So what in fact are we backing up at that point?

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