Category Archives: Microsoft SQL Server

  1. How do I unlock a SQL Server Login using T-SQL (without changing the password)?

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    July 22, 2021 by Kenneth Fisher

    We recently had an application login (SQL Server authenticated) in one of our training environments start locking out on a …
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  2. Experiment: If I have Dynamic Data Masking enabled will BCP pull the non masked data.

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    July 20, 2021 by Kenneth Fisher

    Hypothesis: If I have Dynamic Data Masking enabled on a column then when I use something like BCP to pull …
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  3. Padding a string in SQL Server

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    July 15, 2021 by Kenneth Fisher

    I’ve been working on converting a piece of DB2 code into T-SQL and one of the functions I had to …
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  4. SQL Homework – July 2021 – Log shipping

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    July 1, 2021 by Kenneth Fisher

    Log shipping is probably the least complicated and easiest to configure of the various methods of creating a secondary copy …
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  5. Another reason I prefer side-by-side SQL Server instance upgrades.

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    June 29, 2021 by Kenneth Fisher

    This is a quick non-technical discussion (i.e. not a how to in any way) of some of the benefits of …
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  6. DDL Trigger to log database level security commands.

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    June 24, 2021 by Kenneth Fisher

    In my last post I talked about reasons why your permissions might go missing. One of the reasons, and in …
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  7. Why are my permissions missing?

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    June 22, 2021 by Kenneth Fisher

    You’d be amazed (or maybe you wouldn’t) how often I hear this: “I used to be able to do xyz …
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  8. #PowershellBasics: Finding a common AD group for a set of users.

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    June 17, 2021 by Kenneth Fisher

    A while back (almost 7 years 😲) I wrote a post on finding the common AD groups of a set …
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  9. Long names vs short names (or aliases)

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    June 15, 2021 by Kenneth Fisher

    I remember when I was first learning to code there was always the argument of how long a name should …
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  10. CROSS vs OUTER APPLY

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    June 10, 2021 by Kenneth Fisher

    I love CROSS APPLY. I also love OUTER APPLY. What’s the difference though? The same difference as with an INNER …
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