If you need to find out who is currently connected to your databases or how many users are currently connected, the two scripts below are life savers.
If you try and create an Integration Services Catalog and you receive the error SSISDBBackup.bak could not be accessed, it could be because you do not have Integration Services installed on your SQL Server instance.
Can you bold part of an expression in your SSRS report? YES! By using placeholders and some HTML tags you can.
Now that you have your SQL Server Availability Groups up and running, how do you know if there is a problem? You can always look at the AG Dashboard, or even better you can set up database alerts to send you an email or page you in case of certain problems.
You have additional databases that you want to add to your already created Availability Group, what do you do? Follow these directions, and you will have them added in no time.
Now that you have an Availability Group setup, what can you do with it? Well, now you can patch your servers with almost zero downtime by doing rolling upgrades. For our 24*7 economy, downtime can be very expensive in lost sales, people not being able to work, etc. I am going to walk you through the process of installing Windows Updates on my three server cluster.