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!
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”
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
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
I am a strong proponent and a believer of using AD groups (not even AD users) to manage your SQL Server permissions end to end. Restated, you would not have any individual AD users as logins in your SQL Server instance, all instance logins with be AD groups. If you are dealing with plain SQL … Continue reading SQL Server – Drop An User In All Databases & Drop The Login Too!