SQL Server Blog

SQL Server Instance Database Sizing’s

January 25th, 2012

Quickly and easily reporting on all DB's in your SQL Instances on space usage is a requirement that is not that easy to achieve for multiple databases. It can be made simpler with the use of the .sql script that I have created that is available for download.

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Error 18456 – Login Failed for User.

January 18th, 2012

Error 18456 is the generic error message for Login Failures in SQL Server. Depending on your situation this could be a simple misspelled password or the windows account does not have permission to the Instance and/or database. However I am not looking at those simple issues around this SQL Server error message. 

Error: 18456, Severity 14, State 38. Login failed for user 'DomainServiceAccountName'.  Reason : failed to open the explicitly specified database.

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CXPacket Wait Type Count Investigation

January 10th, 2012

High CXPacket Wait counts in an OLTP environment can be used as an indication towards performance issues relating to Query Parallelism in your environment due to having multiple cores available. 

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SQL Server 2012 Upgrade Assistant

January 7th, 2012

With SQL Server 2012 due to be released sometime hopefully in the first half of 2012 some of us need..

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SQL Pass Summit 2012

January 7th, 2012

SQL Pass Summit is the most comprehensive SQL Server conference you will be able to go to.

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Using RSScripter to Migrate your RDLs

January 1st, 2012

RSScripter is a great tool to help you migrate your SSRS reports from 1 environment to another. I have put together a powershell script to help speed up the process of changing values in your generated scripts.

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Hi, I'm Warwick Rudd, I am a Microsoft Data Platform MVP as well as a Microsoft Certified Master working as the Principal Consultant here at SQL Masters Consulting.
In my blog I will look at all things SQL Server as well as some things outside of the SQL Server relm but hopefully you will find them helpful and interesting.