Category Archives: Tibits

PASS Elections part two

Tim Ford is running for a seat on the PASS Board of Directors and has my vote. Yes I think we need to have a “TIM” on the Board of Directors. 🙂 I have known Tim for a few years … Continue reading

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PASS Elections

I as well as many others have a decision to make on who I am voting for the PASS Board of Directors. I haven’t made my mind up completely for all the votes I get to cast but one vote … Continue reading

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Professional Etiquette When Sending Mass Email – Use BCC:

<begin soap box rant> Time and time again I find myself having to email people to remind them about how and when to use BCC when sending out correspondence to a huge group via email. The main rule of thumb … Continue reading

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Cannot create Cluster – the computer X is joined to a cluster

Recently attempting to install a new three node cluster I ran into a new issue. Once I was able to run a successful “Cluster Validation Check” and chose the option to install a new cluster I received a message “The … Continue reading

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SQL Server Installation Date

I have been working on a project recently to collect system metrics of a SQL Server environment. One of the items that came up that would like to collected is the date that SQL Server was installed on the server.  In … Continue reading

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Support from Atlanta MDF

  I have recently been notified that my neighboring SQL PASS Chapter Atlanta MDF will be sponsoring SQL Saturday 167 in Columbus GA.  The Columbus GA SQL Users Group has been dubbed the “Extreme Southwest Atlanta Chapter” by Aaron Nelson … Continue reading

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It was time for an upgrade

I am not one of these anti PC sorta guys, but I do love my MacBook Pro.  I have owned a PC since 1993 when I got my Packard Bell 386 with Windows 3.1.  Even with my MacBook I have … Continue reading

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Becoming the dumbest guy in the group

“Why I joined Linchpin People as a Teammate” It was announced publicly this past weekend at SQL Saturday #111 that I have joined Linchpin People as their first teammate.  My friend Andy who is also a Chief Servant Officer of … Continue reading

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SQL Server Login Auditing

In recent months I have been asked to ensure we are auditing both successful and failed logins, not just failed logins.  It is simple enough to open SSMS, connect to the instance, right click on the server, chose properties, click … Continue reading

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Increase SQL Server Error Log Files

Recently I learned that you can and probably should increase the number of SQL Server Error logs that your instance of SQL Server maintains.  This is real simple to change.  You can make the change via the GUI with a … Continue reading

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