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SQL Server 2017 Installation Error with KB2919355

Recently I was installing SQL Server 2017 and I could not believe a simple installation took up my whole day. I was installing an instance on one newly built Windows 2012 R2 server. After clicking next a few times, I got an error: a rule failure, for KB2919355. I downloaded the KB2919355 as mentioned in […]

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2020-09-14

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Using Recommendations for MAXDOP and Max Memory During Installation

Finally, two important SQL Server recommended settings have been introduced during the installation process. These are the settings that every DBA (should) change after every single installation. The settings are MaxDOP and Max Memory. This article looks at each of these settings and how they are presented during installation. MaxDOP When an instance of SQL […]

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2020-09-01

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Change the Instance Collation by Rebuilding Databases in SQL Server 2017

As a part of my DBA activities, I do a lot of SQL Server installations every week. Most of the time, I install the instance with the default collation. A collation is a configuration setting in SQL Server that determines how the database engine should read the data. SQL Server has huge list of collations […]

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2020-08-03

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Post SQL Server Installation steps with PowerShell

I bet, each DBA would change some settings after the SQL Server installation as per their company standard . I wrote this PowerShell script for one of my client who has below standards: Port should be 1433, static Disable SQL telemetry* & SQLWriter services Change recovery model to FUll for all databases except tempdb and […]

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2020-07-02 (first published: )

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How to register SPN for SQL service account

Check if the SPN is already registered: setspn -l domain\xxxxx If not, run below commands: setspn -A MSSQLSvc/abc.xx.companyname.com:1433 domain\xxxxx setspn -A MSSQLSvc/abc.xx.companyname.com domain\xxxxx setspn -A MSSQLSvc/abc:1433 domain\xxxxx setspn -A MSSQLSvc/ abc domain\xxxxx   Verify again, setspn -l domain\xxxxx

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2020-06-17 (first published: )

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Monitor basic Database parameters like Recovery Model, Page Verify, Auto Close, Auto Shrink, DB Owner, Auto Create Statistics Enabled, DB Create Date etc with PowerShell command.

I have created this script for one of our client, the requirement was all the databases should be in full recovery model and should be monitored. Also, I added other important parameters like AutoShrink, AutoClose etc. Output:

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2020-06-16

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