Troubleshooting intermitten connectivity issues can be difficult. One approach is to repeatedly test connecting to SQL Server outside of an existing application in order to verify if a server-wide intermitten issue is occurring. This script is used to test remote connectivity to a SQL Server. The script loops in one minute intervals (adjust as needed). […]
2006-09-04 (first published: 2006-08-08)
This is a replacement for SP_who and modification of sp_who2. It will always list only active, nonsystem processes, and will list the number of seconds a transaction has been running for. Some transactions do not report a last batch time, so I forced a large value to display so you can see any issue with […]
2006-10-02 (first published: 2006-04-28)
Our business accounting software is Microsoft Business Solutions Solomon IV.which is now being called Dynamics Solomon. You will see specific refernces to this software in this code. I originally developed this to gain faster view of issues we were having with Solomon. This procedure analyzes system tables and looks for blocks. This isfaster than using […]
2005-11-03 (first published: 2005-09-20)
Examining the output of DBCC SQLPERF(UMSSTATS) helps in determining a CPU bottleneck. The output of the command is not handy for further investigation (from a table).This procedure performs a transformation of the results, so it is easy to query and store in a database.
2005-11-04 (first published: 2005-09-20)
This script was created to find an application problem that was causing SQL Server blocked processes. The BlockedProcess table is created to log both the blocker and blocked processes. The sp_BlockedProcess stored procedure is created to handle the situation by: inserting all processes affected by the blocking, notifying the blocking application user, emailing the admins […]
2005-12-01 (first published: 2005-06-30)
A kind of sp_lock with an ORDER BY possibility. It gives also the name of the locked object (table) if executed in the same database.
2004-10-22 (first published: 2004-07-26)