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
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
Last week, I wrote a post on how to relocate Oracle data files from one drive to another. Today, let us see how simple it is to do the same in SQL Server. I am running SQL 2014 but it should not be too different Say "No" to huge single .mdf file databases! Space got … Continue reading SQL Server – Move Data Files To Another Drive
Permissions are complex! Permissions management is not easy. You have a lot to deal with Direct user privileges via grants Privileges to AD Group login of which user is part of User could be part of multiple AD groups which have a login on the instance Privileges granted to the role that user is in … Continue reading SQL Server – Find Effective Permissions of An User At Database, Server or Object Level – The Right Way!
Our Windows security setup is completely (well, mostly 🙂 ) AD groups based. When new employees are hired, we ask for an existing employee after whom the new employees permissions should be mirrored. In other words, if we added the new employee to the same AD groups (that are related to SQL Server of course), … Continue reading Compare AD group membership of two users