Tag Archives: system functions

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Escaping from a runaway Logon trigger

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    May 19, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    Most people know that logon triggers can be dangerous if you aren’t careful. And if you didn’t know, well, logon …
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  6. Does SQL Server do a CHECKDB during an instance restart?

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    May 7, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    When you start up an instance do you rely on the CHECKDB entry in the error log of SQL Server …
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  7. Why is there a sysobjects when we already have sys.objects?

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    May 5, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    Once upon a time in a version of SQL far far away we had system tables that were easy to …
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  8. The default autogrowth settings do NOT come from the Model database.

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    April 28, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    I recently saw a question about How to inherit autogrowth settings. They commented that while the new database GUI seemed …
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  9. Collation: Temporary objects and variables: Demonstration

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    April 21, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    I had a recent run in with collation problems and it got me started reading about them. As I read …
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  10. Negative session_ids

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    January 27, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    I probably had the most fun all week when a query I was running came up blocked. Sounds strange right? …
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