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Daily Sql Server Health Check

Are you a Senior Sql Server DBA or novice looking for a Daily Sql Server Health Check?   As a Senior DBA for over 15 years I have compile a few scripts I use on a daily basis to check the health of my Sql Servers. Perform a Daily Sql Server Health Check on your Sql […]

2020-05-06

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Output multiple datasets from one INVOKE-SQLCMD command

A common question that I've seen online is how do I return multiple sql datasets from a single query using INVOKE-SQLCMD. Most of the answers out there say it is not possible, but it is in fact possible by using the OutputAs dataset parameter. This parameter outputs a dataset that has all of the information […]

2020-04-24 (first published: )

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Unused Indexes

This script will provide a list of indexes that are not used in a database. Indexes are overhead and any indexes not being used but are being updated cause additional load on a database. This looks at the following  items: User seeks, scans and lookups. If all three of these are zero and the User […]

2020-04-21 (first published: )

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Missing index script

This script on missing indexes that SQL had found. SQL will track queries and provide suggestions on indexes it feels will provide improvements. You should not take this information and create all the indexes. Performance tuning can be an art and takes practice. This information should be reviewed and as a DBA implemented a little […]

2020-04-20 (first published: )

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Calculating Easter in SQL

Several months ago someone commented on a calendar thread that you should not even try to calculate Easter in SQL Server because the math was too hard.  That got me to thinking and I decided to see if that was actually the case. I found that there are several well known algorithms available - but […]

2020-04-06 (first published: )

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Select Group Members from Logins

Know who all the individual group members are for a given WINDOWS_GROUP login. This script uses the sys.xp_logininfo procedure to find group members for each login on an instance. This is useful when attempting to remove orphaned WINDOWS_LOGINS. May have issues working across your logged in domain.

2020-03-23 (first published: )

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Orphaned Users Search and Destroy

This script will find all orphaned users on all databases on an instance, and generate a script to drop each user. Simply execute, copy the values from the DropScript column to a new SSMS window and execute. There are two risks with this script. Use with caution: This script attempts to take into account users […]

2020-03-16 (first published: )

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String Search

The script searches through every column of every record in a database to find a value. It works with numbers too. Simply assign a value to @MyString. Indicate what datatype(s) you wish to search through, and indicate if you want wildcards, and execute. The search is smart and will only search through columns where @MyString is […]

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2020-03-05 (first published: )

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