1. Deadlock on ALTER DATABASE

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    February 16, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    I had an interesting problem recently. A database was stuck in single user mode. How exactly was it stuck you …
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  2. Server level database permissions

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    February 14, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    Sometimes you have a requirement to grant permissions to every database on an instance. Historically this has required creating a …
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  3. Deadlock priority

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    February 8, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    Everyone deals with deadlocks from time to time. But sometimes we need to control who’s the deadlock victim and who …
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  4. SQL Connectivity issues: A guided walk through

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    February 6, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    The SQL Tiger Team (t) has recently put out a guided walkthrough for SQL Connectivity issues. Announcement Walk Through If …
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  5. Changing what SSMS opens on startup

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    February 1, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    When you open SSMS a connection window automatically comes up. Then once you pick your server, connection type, username and …
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  6. Azure quick start

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    January 30, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    In case you hadn’t noticed, I love built in help. DBCC HELP, the script button in SSMS, even BOL. Well …
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  7. My SQL logins don’t work. Again.

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    January 25, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    My recent post on why SQL logins aren’t working has generated a couple of follow up posts. The first one …
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  8. Creating a connect entry.

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    January 23, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    I recently wrote a blog about how to tell why your SQL login isn’t working. There were a lot of …
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  9. Lead Blocker

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    January 18, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    Blocking is just part of life I’m afraid. Because we have locks (and yes we have to have them, and …
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  10. What is COPY_ONLY?

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    January 16, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    You’ll frequently hear that you should add the COPY_ONLY clause when taking an ad-hoc full backup to avoid messing up …
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