Audit Users logging in using "sa" or service accounts

Security is probably one of a production DBA's most important tasks and if developers use application or service accounts to run queries in your production environment you need to identify then and prohibit it. I notice some unwanted activity after staring a new job and decided to create a script that notifies me via email when […]


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Generate views to correct the column collation on a target DB's tables automatically

You find you are querying a vendor supported database where you're not allowed to make any collation changes, and which has a weird collation setup: default DB collation that matches your server and other databases all character related columns are explicitly a different collation that does not match your DB or server collation Rather than […]


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