SQL Server security best practice

Security! This is the word comes in mind of every concerned person when it come...

Change the Collation Settings in MS SQL Server

This post will show you how to change the collation settings in MS SQL Server for specific database...

Resolve collation conflict

In this post I will show you how you can resolve collation conflict error...

Book: SQL Server 2008 High Availability

In this book I have tried to cover every single piece of information that might requires for installing and configuring SQL Server HA option like Clustering, Replication, Log Shipping and Database Mirroring...

Why to recompile Stored Procedure

Generally, we create views and stored procedures (proc here after) ...


Tuning Stored Procedure

Most of the time I come accross the thread wherein user has requested to get started with stored procedure performance tuning , so here are some good reference material for tuning stored procedure and optimize stored procedure for performance
http://www.sql-server-performance.com/tips/stored_procedures_p1.aspx, http://www.sqlservercentral.com/articles/Performance+Tuning+and+Scaling/performancetuningstoredprocedures/2505/ and http://searchsqlserver.techtarget.com/generic/0,295582,sid87_gci1247499,00.html


Automate Profiler Trace

The question I recently come accorss on SQL Server Performance, the OP was asking on "How to automate profiler trace" , their are system stroed procedure that can be used to automate profiler trace. The system stored procedure you can use are sp_trace_create,sp_trace_generateevent,sp_trace_setevent,sp_trace_setfilter and sp_trace_setstatus. Here is complete procedure described on "How to automate profiler trace" , refer http://vyaskn.tripod.com/server_side_tracing_in_sql_server.htm

Here is a link on "How to monitor trace on SQL Server 2005" http://support.microsoft.com/kb/912914/en-us


New KB articles are added for SQL Server 2005

New Knowledge Base articles are added for SQL Server 2005, Here are the links

FIX: The performance of a query that performs an insert operation or an update operation is much slower in SQL Server 2005 SP2 than in earlier versions of SQL Server 2005

FIX: You receive an incorrect result when you use a SQL Native Client provider to read the data on the client computer in SQL Server 2005

How to enable the SQL Server 2005 Integration Services process to generate a dump file when the process experiences exceptions

FIX: Error message when you run a query that selects many columns and that joins many tables in SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2: "The query processor could not produce a query plan"

FIX: An application that is included in SQL Server 2005 may stop responding when you specify a network protocol that is not valid in the application

FIX: Error message when you use Database Engine Tuning Advisor to tune a database in SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2: "An unhandled win32 exception occurred in dtaengine90.exe [4308]"

FIX: Error message when you use the Bcp.exe utility together with the queryout option in Microsoft SQL Server 2005: “BCP host-files must contain at least one column”

Some or all SQL Server 2005 services are not listed in SQL Server Configuration Manager, or you receive a "No SQL Server 2005 components were found" error message when you perform operations in SQL Server 2005 Surface Area Configuration

Error message when you run a distributed query against a loopback linked server in SQL Server 2005: "Transaction context in use by another session" or "MS DTC has cancelled the distributed transaction"

You cannot upgrade the named instance of SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine Service Pack 3a that is installed together with Application Center 2000 Service Pack 2 to SQL Server 2000 SP4

Renaming SQL Server that hosts Reporting Server

Sometimes business demands or change in naming convention for servers lead to situation where one should change / rename the Server running MS SQL Server, it would not that panic renaming SQL Server as you have sp_dropserver and sp_addserver to help you, but what if this SQL Server box have reporting server too; well microsoft has workaround for it refer - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms345235.aspx


Devcon2007 - A great Success

Hi All,

I am too glad... DevCon 2007 organized pune has great success, over 1100 attendes was recorded for this event. I thought this would the highest number of audiance till date , it includs IT professionals and students.
Special thanks to all energetic members and volunteers of Pune User Group members and MSP(s) who has played key role in this success.