One of the more frequent requests that a SQL Server DBA receives is to "Clone a login" with all its permissions. For example a request could be Clone BILL_BLACK's login and create a new login JACK_JOHNSON with exactly the same privileges in all databases. Clone AD group login BILLING_APP_ADMINS and create a login for new … Continue reading PowerShell/dbatools Tip – Clone a login / database user
Category: Logins & Users
SQL Server: Detach/Attach Gotchas!
Please checkout my post on "Moving Datafiles" which is very related to this method but is preferred more. One would think that detaching and attaching databases is one of the simplest things to do. It is. However, there are so many things that can break by that simple operation by itself and nothing more. Recently, … Continue reading SQL Server: Detach/Attach Gotchas!
SQL Server: Time To Switch Schema Of All Objects Away From “dbo”
What are Schemas for? All of you are familiar with the default and built-in schema "dbo". When you create an object without a schema, "dbo" becomes the schema for the object. Generally, it is NOT considered a good practice from a manageability or security perspective to have everything owned by "dbo". The alternative is to … Continue reading SQL Server: Time To Switch Schema Of All Objects Away From “dbo”
PowerShell: Lookup Active Directory Accounts Flexibly/Exhaustively For A List Of First/Middle/Last Names
Before we begin, if you are running Windows 7 or above and if you do not have the PowerShell Active Directory module installed, please do so first by downloading and installing “Remote Server Administration Tools”. I personally cannot live without this module. Please be sure to check out my related blog post which uses the function described … Continue reading PowerShell: Lookup Active Directory Accounts Flexibly/Exhaustively For A List Of First/Middle/Last Names
PowerShell – Email All Users Connected (Logged In) To A SQL Server Instance
As a DBA, when I have to do an emergency restart of a SQL Server instance or the host itself, the first thing I do is to check who is connected so that I can notify them (at least the ACTIVE users). We do have a system where we keep the app/database/owner information but notifying … Continue reading PowerShell – Email All Users Connected (Logged In) To A SQL Server Instance