SQL Server security best practice

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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) ...



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Download SQL Server 2005 SP3

SQL Server 2005 SP3 has been released, download SQL Server 2005 SP3 here

SQL Server 2005 SP3 can be applied on below SQL Server editions:
* SQL Server 2005 Enterprise
* SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Evaluation
* SQL Server 2005 Developer
* SQL Server 2005 Standard
* SQL Server 2005 Workgroup


Change the Collation setting in MS SQL Server

How to Change the Collation Settings for specific database or how to change the Collation Settings for specific column?

This question can be found multiple times on the ms sql server forums, so I've decided to pen down it on the,Simple!! Once can use Alter Database command to change the collation settings for the specific database, below is the command you've to execute:

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How to know version of MS SQL Server

"How to check which version of SQL Server I am on" this is a commonly asked question in SQL Server community; I have created a script which can be run in MS SQL Server 2000 and MS SQL Server 2005 you may download script from here
read complete FAQ on it here


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We have formed a Technical Community User Group. The aim of this User Group is to share/exchange what all we have in terms of the knowledge.

We have two separate forums for MS SQL and for Dot Net technology to avoid confusion. You may post all your queries pertaining to MS SQL at http://www.surat-user-group.org and if you are having a query in .Net (be it asp .net, c# or vb .net) please post it to http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/DotNetChaps/

http://www.surat-user-group.org is having an association with SQLPASS (http://www.sqlpass.org) and is an official SQLPASS Chapter.

http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/DotNetChaps/ is having an association with iNETA.