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SQL Server Compatibility Levels

Have you ever wondered what versions of SQL Server related to the compatibility levels? This article will show you the levels and also how to change existing databases to different SQL releases. This is a list of all SQL Server Compatibility Levels: Product Database Engine Version Compatibility Level Designation Supported Compatibility Level Values SQL Server […]

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HOW TO Create Windows PE Bootable USB in 2016

In an earlier article, I discussed how to create a Windows PE disk using the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) for Windows® 8 and Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) for Windows® 8.1 Update. Like all things in life, the information changes and that is why I try to do my best to update […]

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How To Make Bootable USB

Last month, in my effort to show support to Tim Ford (Blog | Twitter) efforts #iwanttoshare so, I wrote this article about HOW TO: Use ROBOCOPY to Move SQL Files. (Background: asked for fellow bloggers to write about entry level topics. He stated that from time to time he gets feedback that people reading our […]

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SQL Saturday #493 (Silicon Valley)

I have been really lucky the past two weeks as I was able to attend two separate SQL Saturday events back to back. For me, it is a day where I can both learn and talk with others about my passion with Microsoft SQL Server. The latest SQL Saturday #493 in Mountain View, CA (Silicon […]

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SQL Saturday #511 (Redmond)

One of the things I really look forward to recently is SQL Saturday as it is a day where I can both learn and talk with others about my passion with Microsoft SQL Server. The latest SQL Saturday #511 in Redmond on 2 April 2016 was no exception to this wonderful community of SQL server […]

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FIX: SQL Server Management Studio and 4k Monitors

With the latest releases of Intel processors and especially starting with the 4th generation (“Haswell” processors) to the latest 6th generation (“Skylake” processors) that are shipping with graphic cards that allow for 4k resolution. Well, most people are happy with the extra high definition, there are many others who state that the only complaint is […]

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How to: Move SQL Databases (System)

This is the second article about moving system databases and I just got motivated writing it after reading Erik Darling‘s article Moving Databases with ALTER DATABASE. I wrote my rough draft in an earlier article (that I ended up putting up on my site) on how to move system databases in SQL Server 2008R2. In […]

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How to: Move SQL Databases (User)

This is an article that I have been meaning to write for a while and I just got motivated writing it after reading Erik Darling‘s article Moving Databases with ALTER DATABASE. I wrote my rough draft in an earlier article (that I ended up putting up on my site) on how to move system databases […]

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How to: Download files with Internet Explorer 11

A lot of people are dealing with the progressive nature of Microsoft, where products are being either introduced or updated (on average) every three years. It is both a blessing and a pain in the butt to deal as you navigate through the business world of today. Internet Explorer is no different and with the […]

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Cannot connect to WMI provider. You do not have permission or the server is unreachable.

  Recently, I had an issue where I installed SQL server with the default users to start the services. Later when I tried to change the service accounts to my active directory accounts, I got the following error message when trying to open SQL Server Configuration Manager.   I read that message “Cannot connect to […]

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Video: VPC Concepts

The information provided in this video is meant as a tutorial. It is not the final word on security or setup for your particular case. In Simpler terms: USE at your own risk. That said, I hope it helps. This video is almost 2 hours long. Loading the player … Notes for VPC Concepts: The […]

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New AWS Feature: Copy AMI

In my last post, I told you about moving an existing AMI to another region by exploiting the copy snapshot feature. On 13 March 2013, Amazon announced a new feature called Copy AMI: Dear Amazon Web Services Customer, We are excited to announce the immediate availability of a new feature: Amazon Machine Image (AMI) Copy. AMI […]

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Video: AWS ELB Sticky Sessions Explained

The information provided in this video is meant as a tutorial. It is not the final word on security or setup for your particular case. In Simpler terms: USE at your own risk. That said, I hope it helps. Loading the player …

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HOW TO: Migrate an AWS Image (AMI) to another region

When I used to work at Amazon Web Services (AWS) one of the pain points was the ability to migrate your fault tolerant strategies to another region. Amazon had these great technologies to help you fail away from trouble areas. A great overview of these strategies is in a video, that I did last year, which […]

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VIDEO: VPC to VPC with OpenSWAN

The information provided in this video is meant as a tutorial. It is not the final word on security or setup for your particular case. In Simpler terms: USE at your own risk. That said, I hope it helps. Loading the player … Notes for VPC-to-VPC-with-OpenSWAN: yum install openswan chkconfig ipsec on *********************************************************** Singapore Setup […]

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Announcing Better IOPS for Amazon EBS‏ Volumes‏

Provisioned IOPS are a new EBS volume type designed to deliver predictable, high performance for I/O intensive workloads, such as database applications, that rely on consistent and fast response times. One of the biggest complaints about Amazon Web Services has been disk performance. In order to get fast performance it has been necessary to use […]

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Video: EC2 Autoscaling with ELB and RDS in Amazon Web Services’ VPC

The information provided in this video is meant as a tutorial. It is not the final word on security or setup for your particular case. In Simpler terms: USE at your own risk. That said, I hope it helps. Loading the player … Notes to go along with the video: Add in html and apache […]

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Video: EC2 Windows Command Line Tools installation

The information provided in this video is meant as a tutorial. It is not the final word on security or setup for your particular case. In Simpler terms: USE at your own risk. That said, I hope it helps. Loading the player … This file contents from this video can be download here. This zip […]

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HOW TO: Add Many NIC configuration settings with PowerShell

In yesterday’s post, I talk about using PowerShell to configure many NIC’s with NETSH. Today, I am going to cover doing it with PowerShell and make it simple where it will prompt for the information in a GUI. So first off, you will need to ensure that you have Executaion Policy changed to allow for […]

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Video: Restore Your WordPress Blog using BackupBuddy and IIS 7

The information provided in this video is meant as a tutorial. It is not the final word on security or setup for your particular case. In Simpler terms: USE at your own risk. That said, I hope it helps. Loading the player … Tools needed: BackupBuddy: http://pluginbuddy.com/purchase/backupbuddy// Microsoft Web Platform Installer 3.0: http://www.microsoft.com/web/downloads/platform.aspx HeidiSQL: http://www.heidisql.com/download.php

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