Configure DBMail for SQLExpress on Windows Azure

August 12th, 2014

SQL Server Express is a very common version of SQL Server used when creating a website. In this article we will have a look at how you can configure DBMail in your SQL Server Express instance on a Windows Azure virtual machine. The majority of steps have not changed since SQL Server 2005 was first released.

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Site Redirection with DNN Extension URL Providers

August 12th, 2014

Recently I have been doing a lot of work with my new site and need to do some consolidation work of my old Blog site to have all of my previous blogs redirected to my new site to allow me to keep the links and rankings that had been accumulated on the old site. My friend Bruce Chapman (B|T) wrote a nice little DNN extension – DNN Url Redirect Provider is available for download from codepex.

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DNN 7.03.01 CMS Platform Upgrade

July 3rd, 2014

Every now and again I do a post about DNN as this is the platform that my site runs on. Some of you may be aware that recently there was a new version released on codeplex. Version 7.3.1 – Version Upgrade is available for download if you are running on a previous versions and would like to upgrade your site. If you would like an easy upgrade then you can follow along with the steps I have outlined in this post.

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Performance Analysis of Logs (PAL) V2.5

May 29th, 2014

If you’re a SQL Server DBA then you probably need to at some stage undertake some performance analysis of your SQL Server environment. The latest Version of PAL is available for download from codeplex.

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TechEd 2014 Australia

May 7th, 2014

TechEd 2014 in Australia now has a new format. This year there is twice the event, Starting in Melbourne and followed by in Sydney. Pre-register is now available.

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Performance Analysis of Logs (PAL)

June 7th, 2012

Performance Analysis of Logs V2.3 is a tool available for download from codeplex that can help you easily analyse performance logs from your environment.

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SQL Server in the Cloud

June 2nd, 2012

Amazon RDS is providing you an offer, allowing you to have a look at and test out SQL Server in the Cloud for free for 12 months.

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Test connection failed because of an error initializing provider

February 20th, 2011

Test connection failed because of an error initializing provider [DBNETLIB][ConnectionOpen(Connect()).] SQL Server does not exist or access denied. This message is not very meaningful and is hard to investigate. In this blog I take you through a scenario of how to identify and fix this issue.

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Server Principal Name Error

January 5th, 2011

Server Principal Name (SPN) errors can cause you large amounts of time to find and fix. In this blog I work through 1 particular issue that you may come across when trying to connect remotely through SSMS using kerberos.

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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.