Posts Tagged ‘DBA’

Practical VBA Examples for the DBA: Part 2

In a previous post I demonstrated how a little bit of VBA code can be used  to build some basic user interfaces to deliver data. Continuing on with this the examples here will show how to build some basic user interfaces; Combo box (or drop down list) and a Multi-Select List. Like the previous examples […]

Using Powershell to check if Triggers are enabled

I’ve been thinking about how Powershell can be used by the DBA as an extra tool in their armoury. An article that caught my eye was The Daily DBA Checklist, specifically an item about Triggers; "…last week some idiot turned a host of triggers off in our ERP system, causing a cascade of posting problems […]

Cannot resolve the collation conflict

I do a fair bit of work with Linked Servers and cross-database queries  and sometimes come across the following error when joining between databases with different collations; Msg 468, Level 16, State 9, Line 1 Cannot resolve the collation conflict between ‘Latin1_General_CI_AS’ and ‘SQL_Latin1_General_Pref_CP850_CI_AS’; in the equal to operation. To replicate this error run the […]

Auditing your SQL Servers with Powershell

Being able to know the setup and configuration of your SQL Servers is important for many IT Professionals. Powershell, combined with SMO, makes this task easy. SMO exposes a lot of properties allowing you to easily retrieve things like Processor & RAM Information, Service Pack Level, Operating System information, Collation Settings, number of Databases, and […]

Auditing Network Adapters with Powershell

Those boring network auditing tasks you have to do are now going to be a breeze with Powershell. With technologies like WMI accessible from Powershell there is virtually no limit to what you can do. I’m going to publish a series of articles showing how Powershell can be used to document your server and network. […]