Come see how to prevent SQL Server from starting, and in an easy-to-fix-yet-impossible-to-find way! 😈
Ever notice how IntelliSense in SSMS lists functions that don't work or aren't documented? Here's documentation for one that works: UNCOMPRESS
Does resetting an Identity Seed to a specific value via DBCC CHECKIDENT(..., RESEED, new_seed_value) work the way the documentation states? It depends 🙃
Have you ever needed to prevent an entire script (or part of one) from executing? See how the session-level options PARSEONLY and NOEXEC can accomplish this.
(last updated: 2019-01-10 @ 18:00 EST / 2019-01-10 @ 23:00 UTC ) With the additional (and annoying) configuration step required to get SQLCLR Assemblies to load starting in SQL Server 2017, some people have been wondering what is going on with SQLCLR. Considering that this new restriction is the only real change to SQLCLR since… Continue reading SQLCLR vs SQL Server 2017, Part 8: Is SQLCLR Deprecated in Favor of Python or R (sp_execute_external_script)?
Need to change the collation at ALL levels? Prefer to avoid reloading all objects and data? Learn what the "sqlservr -q" option does, and doesn't, do.
Occassionally I want / need to change a Windows setting that is not configurable via Control Panel or Settings. For example: Enabling long-path support (long = paths over 259 characters) Disabling all Live Tiles The instructions usually require using Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc). Unfortunately, I am using Microsoft Windows 10 Home Edition, and that does… Continue reading Enable Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) on Windows 10 Home Edition