The Mystery Recently a folder within a SMB share on the Windows Server (network share) displayed only certain files but not others for a certain user. For an administrator, the share displayed all the files in the folder. Obviously, there is some difference in the permissions, but what? Examining the difference between the files (using … Continue reading PowerShell: Manipulating & Copying File Permissions In Windows
PowerShell/dbatools Tip – Clone a login / database user
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
Oracle: Clone An User With PL/SQL – Tablespace Quotas, Role Grants/Default Role, Object Grants And System Grants
As an Oracle DBA, you are very likely to get requests somewhat like this: Create an account for Sam Hill. The privileges should look exactly like Rob Nixon. If you are not into automating everything, your first instinct would be to fire-up an IDE like Toad or SQL Developer and script out the source user, … Continue reading Oracle: Clone An User With PL/SQL – Tablespace Quotas, Role Grants/Default Role, Object Grants And System Grants
PowerShell: Add, Remove, Copy And Move Users To Another AD Group Conditionally
Be sure to read the related blog post first before proceeding! PowerShell: Lookup Active Directory Accounts Flexibly/Exhaustively For A List Of First/Middle/Last Names If you are an AD admin, you are very likely a pro at managing AD group membership but for mere mortals, this can be a tedious task. Please read on to find out … Continue reading PowerShell: Add, Remove, Copy And Move Users To Another AD Group Conditionally
SQL Server – Breakup A Monolithic Data File (Database) Into Multiple Small Files And Breakaway From Shrinking!
If the SQL Server databases being manged are a few GB in size each, then having a single .mdf file for data is fine. However, if the size is anywhere in the hundreds of GB or more, then a single .mdf file is certainly not the way to go. Related to this, please checkout my … Continue reading SQL Server – Breakup A Monolithic Data File (Database) Into Multiple Small Files And Breakaway From Shrinking!