In this article, I am going to show different methods to identify the SQL Server version number and its edition. Also, I have included the list of known SQL Server version numbers, Service Packs (SP), and Cumulative Updates (CU of MS SQL Server 2019, 2017). I have not included the hotfixes and CUs of SQL Server 2008 R2 and earlier versions.Read more »
In this article, we will explore how to find the SQL Server version details with various methods.Read more »
This article gives an overview of SQL Server Alias and its usage for connecting with SQL Server.Read more »
In this article, we will review how to recover SA password by starting SQL Server in single user mode when you forget “sa” credentials or lose the access to the instances due to the following reasons:Read more »
In the SQL world, it is an important activity to perform SQL Server installation for a database administrator. Have you ever noticed ‘SQL Server Startup Parameters’ for the SQL Service? You might not have noticed them, but these parameters are beneficial for DBAs.Read more »
This article gives an overview of Service Principal Name (SPN) for using the Kerberos authentication in SQL Server connections. We use the Kerberos authentication to authenticate windows users securely for providing access to SQL Server.Read more »
Data growth has raised the stakes in the market increasing the size of SQL Server estates that DBAs are expected to manage. Because of this, fast and efficient configuration management can be very helpful. To this end, let’s delve into this article to generate a SQL Server inventory using PowerShell.
DBAs have plenty of day-to-day tasks to do as part of administration, but one overarching task is managing the entire SQL Server environment. To do this, the full SQL Server estate must be discovered and inventoried. To accomplish that all SQL Server instances, that exist, must be found.