Showing posts from 2014

How to Recover from a Lost SA Password in SQL Server

I saw many people asking this question over and over again and today, I’d like to share with you a backdoor to SQL Server 2012 which would help you gain SYSADMIN access to your production SQL Se…

SQL SERVER – Error: SSMS Database Compatibility Level Drop Down is Empty

I recently installed SQL server 2014 on my machine; I was using the SSMS for SQL 2012 as it as all the pluggins installed for my daily use.  Now for testing an application, i have restored a database…

Could not update the metadata that indicates database is enabled for Change Data Capture. The failure occurred when executing the command SetCDCTracked(Value = 1)

I got this  error message when I was trying to enable CDC on a SQL Server  database for “ Msg 22830, Level 16, State 1, Procedure sp_cdc_enable_db_internal, Line 193 Could not update the meta…

How to list role members in SQL Server

Below is the query to list the users in a specific role.  if you are looking for the users who can manage the sql server agent jobs, use the filter ( Where rp.name = ‘SQLAgentRole’)  and run this…

Restrict user from connecting to the database from SSMS

The following logon trigger will restrict a user from connecting thru SQL Server management studio. As always, test this first before implementing. This will deny all the connections made by the us…

DBCC PAGE to Examine SQL Server Table and Index Data

I was writing another article on the smallest dataset possible in sql server, and i came across a situation where I need to use DBCC PAGE () statement for a table. DBCC PAGE () statement, uses data…

When statistics was updated ?

Statistics are very important for sql server engine,  it is  used by the SQL Server optimizer to choose the most efficient plan.  When we don’t have up to date statistics it may end with SQL serve…

How to find SQL License type

Since SQL Server 2012 , you can find this information in the SQL Server Error Logs. Before SQL Server 2008 R2 there used to be some properties maintained  but is now unused Mode of this instance …

SQL SERVER – Fix – Error – Agent XPs component is turned off

Today I was working on updating operator emails on SQL Server and when i ran the script  it gave me given below error. SQL Server blocked access to procedure 'dbo.sp_update_operator' of c…

Database backup and restore history

Here is the script that will help you the database backup and restore histories SELECT TOP 10 b.database_name , BMF.physical_device_name as BackupFileName , B.backup_…

Find all permissions for all users in the database

Here is the query that lists all the user permissions, you need to run this on proper database to list the permissions, You can also put a filter on user   WITH cteUserPermissions AS ( -- …

SSIS Variables

Variables have been available in SSIS since first introduced in. They can be used for a number of different purposes: 1. Define the path of a package 2. Hold system information, such as e…

Temp Tables Scope in Dynamic SQL

I was recently came across a question in one of the user forums where  a stored procedure that required using both temporary tables and dynamic SQL.  Seems like user wasn’t aware of the fact that the…
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