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April 27, 2012  4:36 PM

JackandJill Comment



Posted by: Colin Smith
Comment, Help, Powershell

JackandJill left me a comment about an issue with one of my scripts and I would like to reach out to you and let you know that I would like to help. I am not sure what the issue really is and I would like to get more information from you so I can help you get it working. My twitter is @smithco32...

October 5, 2011  1:52 PM

I need some help



Posted by: Colin Smith
background spid, Help

Yesterday I had an interesting issue that I had never run into before. I attempted to drop a database in SQL Server 2008 SP1 and it failed and it moved the database into single user mode. I attempted the drop again and it failed saying the database was in single user mode and a user was already in...


September 27, 2011  10:00 AM

Some Powershell Help



Posted by: Colin Smith
Help, Powershell

Since I started my new job, I let the guys that I used to work with know that I would be happy to help them out if they have any questions about anything especially powershell since I took care of pretty much all of our Powershell needs. And the other day I got an email asking about how to find out...


September 19, 2011  10:00 AM

SQL Server Health Check Follow Up



Posted by: Colin Smith
Help, Powershell

A long while ago I wrote a script that does a SQL Server Health check and I posted it here. Recently I have gotten some comments on it and I want to help some people out. So I thought I would...


June 30, 2011  8:00 AM

My New Favorite Web Site



Posted by: Colin Smith
Help

This has probably been around for a long time and I just did not know but I do now. Ever have someone come up to you and ask a question and you think to yourself,, "Self, They did not even try to figure this out." Well that happens to me all the time and now I have a good way to respond to them....


March 30, 2010  2:50 AM

The SQL Server Community



Posted by: Colin Smith
Help, PASS, SQL Admin, SQL community

As you know, I am pretty new to being a DBA and new to the community of SQL Server. I come from a background of being a Windows Administrator and I can say, that I never really found a lot of support from a community. I really never found a community to ask for support. I can honestly say that is...


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