Monthly Archives: January 2013

  1. Small changes, big effects

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    January 30, 2013 by Kenneth Fisher

    We got a call last week about an application that was running slowly. The server was showing about 80% CPU …
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  2. Model database

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    January 28, 2013 by Kenneth Fisher

    Most DBAs have at least some idea what the system databases are for. Master has the list of databases & …
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  3. IsMSShipped


    January 23, 2013 by Kenneth Fisher

    I just wanted to do a brief highlight of a handy little object property. For those of you who aren’t …
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  4. My view isn’t reflecting changes I’ve made to the underlying tables.


    January 20, 2013 by Kenneth Fisher

    Problem: You’ve added columns to the base table of one of your views, but the view isn’t reflecting the change. …
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  5. Using New Horizontal/Vertical Tab Groups


    January 14, 2013 by Kenneth Fisher

    This isn’t really one of those features of SSMS that I’ve used a great deal. At least didn’t until recently. …
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  6. What port is my instance listening on?


    January 8, 2013 by Kenneth Fisher

    I just had the interesting task of finding the port number that one of the instances I deal with is …
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  7. How I like to learn a t-sql command


    January 7, 2013 by Kenneth Fisher

    Recently I received a security request and realized I wasn’t comfortable in my ability to script out the t-sql commands …
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