Category Archives: System Functions and Stored Procedures

  1. Putting sp_ at the beginning of your stored procedure.

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    November 24, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    Every now and again you see articles and posts about putting sp_ at the beginning of a stored procedure. So …
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  2. Using T-SQL to populate a Central Management Server

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    November 17, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    We have been using a CMS (Central Management Server) at my office for the last few years. Even beyond the …
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  3. TSQL Tuesday #60: Something New Learned – What permissions does <username> have?

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    November 11, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    What have I learned recently? Well as it happens I learned something rather interesting recently and was actually trying to …
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  4. Changing configuration settings with sp_configure

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    September 22, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    I was recently asked where to go in Configuration Manager to change the settings for xp_cmdshell. It was then that …
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  5. Triggers are not toys!

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    September 17, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    For the love of all that’s SQL, triggers are not toys! I’m not even talking about logon triggers or DDL …
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  6. What are trace flags?

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    September 11, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    Trace flags are one of those things that I’ve heard about more and more over the last five or six …
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  7. Two simple commands that can be a big help in performance tuning.

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    September 2, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    The first thing that always comes to mind when discussing performance tuning is query plans and rightly so. They are …
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  8. More than sp_help

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    August 14, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    If you have worked with SQL Server for very long you have probably run across the extremely useful system function …
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  9. sp_SrvPermissions & sp_DBPermissions V5.0

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    June 23, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    These are a couple of stored procedures I wrote to help me with security research. Each of the stored procedures …
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  10. What is this default trace you speak of?

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    June 12, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    I frequently see the default trace mentioned in answers to forum questions, blog posts, articles, even training sessions. My knowledge …
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