Archive for 2014

TSQL: Database Permission Excercise for 70-462

Here’s the TSQL for an exercise, involving database permissions, from the 70-462. Explanatory comments are included. ?View Code TSQLCREATE DATABASE Saturn; GO   USE Saturn; GO CREATE ROLE Moon_Table_Editors; GO   — Create tables CREATE TABLE Mimas ( id INTEGER IDENTITY(1,1) NOT NULL PRIMARY KEY, column1 VARCHAR(100) NOT NULL ); GO CREATE TABLE Thethys ( […]

TSQL: Create SQL Logins using certificates and asymmetric keys 70-462

Here’s some TSQL for creating sql logins using certificates and asymmetric keys. Explanatory comments are included. ?View Code TSQLCREATE CERTIFICATE myCert ENCRYPTION BY PASSWORD = ‘Secret2014′ WITH SUBJECT = ‘My certificate for sql logins’;   USE [master] GO   — create sql user with the cert CREATE LOGIN [sql_user_a] FROM CERTIFICATE [myCert]; GO   — […]

TSQL: Partially Contained Databases 70-462

Here’s some TSQL for the Partially Contained Databases section of the 70-462. Explanatory comments are included. ?View Code TSQL– enable show advanced options and view current config EXEC sp_configure ‘show advanced options’, 1; GO RECONFIGURE WITH OVERRIDE; GO EXEC sp_configure; GO — enable the feature EXEC sp_configure ‘contained database authentication’, 1; GO RECONFIGURE WITH OVERRIDE; […]

EFK: Free Alternative to Splunk Using Fluentd

Here is an updated version of the instructions given at Free Alternative to Splunk Using Fluentd. The installation was performed in CentOS 6.5. 1. Install ElasticSearch mkdir /opt/src cd /opt/src wget https://download.elasticsearch.org/elasticsearch/elasticsearch/elasticsearch-1.2.1.noarch.rpm rpm -ivh elasticsearch-1.2.1.noarch.rpm /sbin/chkconfig –add elasticsearch service elasticsearch start # Move default file locations if required mkdir /data/elasticsearch mkdir /data/elasticsearch/data mkdir /data/elasticsearch/tmp mkdir /data/elasticsearch/logs […]

TSQL: User-Defined Server Roles 70-462

Just a little TSQL for the User-Defined Server Roles exercise in the 70-462 training materials. Explanatory comments are included. ?View Code TSQLUSE [master]; GO   — Create server role CREATE SERVER ROLE [Login_Manager]; GO   — Assign permission to server role GRANT ALTER ANY LOGIN TO [Login_Manager]; GO   — Add login to role ALTER SERVER […]