RML Utilities for MS SQL Server – CU2 Released

Version 9.04.004 of the RML Utilities for MS SQL Server has been released. This package includes: SQL Azure – Connectivity and ReadTrace/Reporter database storage support SQL Server 2012/2014 Client and Server Versions supported SQL 2005 thru SQL 2012/2014 Engine TRC…

T-SQL Command Line Options – Part 5 – SQLPS

T-SQL Command Line Options – Part 5 – SQLPS

SQLPS.exe and SQLPS the module SQLPS, like SQLPSX, is a set of extensions to Powershell for interacting with SQL Server. SQLPS first appeared with SQL Server 2008 in the form of a mini-console called SQLPS.exe. This mini-console was originally based…

T-SQL Command Line Options – Part 4 – SQLPSX

T-SQL Command Line Options – Part 4 – SQLPSX

Powershell and SQLPSX SQLPSX is an open source codeplex project that was created to provide an intuitive interface for interacting with SQL Server in Powershell. The module uses the SMO objects which are backwards compatible to SQL Server 2000 and…

T-SQL Command Line Options – Part 3 – PS w/ .NET

T-SQL Command Line Options – Part 3 – PS w/ .NET

Powershell and .NET Objects Now that we’ve covered SQLCMD.exe with the command prompt I’d like to dive into the present and future of Windows command line, Powershell. One of the great things about Powershell is that for every task there…

October Updates – SQL Server 2012 RTM CU #10

SQL Server 2012 RTM Cumulative Update #10 is now available. KB Article: KB #2891666. Build Number is 11.0.2420. Applicable to @@VERSION 11.0.2100 through 11.0.2419. NOTE: We are likely to see CU #11 released for RTM in December but this will be…

T-SQL Command Line Options – Part 2 – SQLCMD.exe

T-SQL Command Line Options – Part 2 – SQLCMD.exe

SQLCMD.exe In SQL Server 2005 and above SQLCMD.exe comes packaged with each installation regardless of edition. This part of the T-SQL Command Line Options blog series will cover the basics for executing T-SQL queries and commands using SQLCMD with command prompt. In…

T-SQL Command Line Options – Part 1

Every SQL Server DBA is intimately familiar with SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) and/or previous tools such as Query Analyzer. What some of us are less familiar with are the various options of executing T-SQL via command line or from…

The Peter Principle

The Peter Principle

The Peter Principle The Peter Principle, as referenced above, is, “the theory that employees within an organization will advance to their highest level of competence and then be promoted to, and remain at, a level at which they are incompetent.”…

Editorial: Automation

Often I find myself thinking to myself, “if only I had one more DBA.” I’m sure we’ve all said this often enough and probably not just to ourselves, I’m sure the boss gets an ear full every now and again. But,…

Running SSIS Packages in 32-bit

Explanation of the issue Many of our servers run the 64-bit version of SQL Server and Integration Services and use components and /or providers that require 32-bit execution. There are several articles and blog / forum posts that address the…