SCOME - Setting Up Your Remote Servers - Part 2

  • Drew Salem

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    Comments posted to this topic are about the item SCOME - Setting Up Your Remote Servers - Part 2

  • michaelberry67

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    Dude, you got me very interested. Looking forward to you finishing this article and wish you all the best in completing it. I was about to start something like this (I have modified SP2 reports to work on all servers but it wont work on SQL 2008. Will this?)

  • jhadden

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    I remain confused by the purpose of this project. SQL Server 2008 provides Centralized Management Server which allows you to register all of your servers in a single location and execute a single command against all of them from one location. This is all built into the product. At a minimum, shouldn't this be the mechanism used to gather your data rather than creating a server table and looping through it to execute DML commands.

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb934126.aspx

    There are also mechanisms for data collector, which will gather data and place it into a "management data warehouse".

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb677248.aspx

    Seems like you're re-inventing a more cumbersome wheel here.

  • michaelberry67

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    Are all your servers on 2008? if not, then this could help in the meantime. I still have a few 2000 boxes. If this will work on all three then I think it is worth it.

    Mike

  • jhadden

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    The SQL Server Central Management Server does not require the registered servers to be SQL2K8. You can register SQL2K servers and execute T-SQL against them from a central location as long as the T-SQL is supported.

  • Drew Salem

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    michaelberry67 (4/22/2009)


    ...you got me very interested. Looking forward to you finishing this article and wish you all the best in completing it. I was about to start something like this (I have modified SP2 reports to work on all servers but it wont work on SQL 2008. Will this?)

    Thanks Michael. Yeh, it should work on 2008 fine.

    No, we don't have any 2008 servers, just 2000 and 2005.

    jhadden (4/22/2009)


    I remain confused by the purpose of this project. SQL Server 2008 provides Centralized Management Server which allows you to register all of your servers in a single location and execute a single command against all of them from one location. This is all built into the product. At a minimum, shouldn't this be the mechanism used to gather your data rather than creating a server table and looping through it to execute DML commands.

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb934126.aspx

    There are also mechanisms for data collector, which will gather data and place it into a "management data warehouse".

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb677248.aspx

    Seems like you're re-inventing a more cumbersome wheel here.

    http://www.sqlservercentral.com/Forums/FindPost700958.aspx

    I'm fairly confident that down the line, you'll hit a snag when trying to write a particular report using the CMS. It just won't be as flexible as writing your own programme. If you're limited to time, then fair enough, if not, then why not get creative? 🙂

  • jhadden

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    Really? Just trying to save you some trouble. Enjoy.

  • michaelberry67

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    Thanks for that. really. Any good articles on that new feature? I would be interested since we do have one server running 2008.

    Mike

  • sean.reece

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    I am trying this out but having problems with the remote user part of the Linked Server.

    I have already created the database under another account and this account owns the database. I cannot see how I can now have the user 'MonitoringReportUser' be the owner of teh SQL_Admin Database.

    Anyone thired this part out yet and can help with setting this up?

  • Drew Salem

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    Hi

    What's the exact error?

    Drew

  • sean.reece

    SSC Journeyman

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    Drew...

    I am creating a linked server as Using SSMS.

    I am cautiously only adding one linked server at a time.

    I call it MonitorTest and its a SQL Server.

    On the Security tab, I add a Local SQL login and as the Remote User I specify a SQL Admin Account (windows account) that has all the necessary permissions. I specify that connections will not be made for logins not defined.

    On the Server Options page, I specify the True values for RPC and RPC Out.

    I get the SQL Server error:-

    'The linked server has been created but failed a connection test......

    Error 7416 Access to the remote server is denied because no lohin-mapping exists...)

  • Drew Salem

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    Have you followed the MSDTC instructions in the article?

  • Drew Salem

    Ten Centuries

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    For anyone interested, I've uploaded a demo of an application that I have developed primarly using the SCOME technique. It can be viewed here: http://www.sqlservermonitor.com/

    If you have any questions regarding a particular report, please feel free to ask.

    Drew

  • jol1185

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    Hi,

    What does this script do?

    grant execute on xp_prop_oledb_provider to [User_ID]

    I'm currently encountering this error and nto quite sure if this is the only to resolve this error: "Execute permission denied on object 'xp_prop_oledb_provider ', database 'mssqlsystemresource', schema 'sys'"

    Is granting execute permission to this extended sp will just grant the user to show the catalogs under there linked server? I'm afraid i will grant them other permission other that what the user and application's linked server should be doing..

    Thanks for your inputs! 🙂

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