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January 7, 2014  8:46 AM

SQL 2012 Cluster, Windows 2012 R2 OS, Windows 2008 R2 Domains

Posted by: Denny Cherry
Allan Hirt, AlwaysOn, Clustering, Database, Database Administration, DataCenter, Error 1069, Error 1194, High Availability, Microsoft Cluster Service, Microsoft Windows, MSCS, SQL Server, SQL Server 2012, SQL Server 2014, Windows 2008 R2, Windows 2012 R2

Recently I was installing SQL Server 2012 on a new Windows 2012 R2 cluster for a client and ran across a bit of a problem. When the SQL Installer was attempting to start SQL Server for the first time SQL Server was throwing Windows errors 1069 and 1194 which basically say...


March 13, 2013  2:00 PM

Deleting LOB Data and Shrinking the Database

Posted by: Denny Cherry
Andre Kamman, Database, Database Administration, DBCC PAGE, Mladen Prajdić, Paul Randal, SQL Saturday, SQL Saturday 194, SQL Server, SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2012, System Objects, Tables

While attending SQL Saturday 194 in Exeter over in England one of the attendees came to Mladen...

September 6, 2012  11:41 PM

New Podcast called People Talking Tech

Posted by: Denny Cherry
Karen Lopez, Microsoft Windows, People, People Talking Tech, SQL Server

So in all my free time (that 7 minutes a week that I wasn't already using for something) I've decided that I needed to try something new.  I've put together a new podcast called People Talking Tech (www.peopletalkingtech.com) where myself and whoever...

August 15, 2012  9:42 PM

Here’s How You Support Women in Tech

Posted by: Denny Cherry
BlogThis, Virginia Debolt

This was reposted from BlogHer https://www.blogher.com/snippets/heres-how-you-support-women-tech written by Virginia Debolt. They get all the credit for this, not me. Want to find out how to throw a tech event,

April 12, 2012  2:00 PM

CPU Affinity Mask and virtualizating SQL Servers

Posted by: Denny Cherry
Error Message, Grant Fritchey, Hyper-V, SQL Server, SQL Server 2000, SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 R2

If you have physical SQL Servers that you plan on moving into a virtual environment you'll want to double check your affinity mask settings before actually moving the machine from a physical server to a VM when using P2V software.  The reason for this is that if the affinity mask is set for...

April 2, 2012  2:00 PM

My First #sqlbits Experience

Posted by: Denny Cherry
Buck Woody, SQL Bits, SQL Server, Stacia Misner

So I arrived home from my first SQL Bits conference, which was the 10th SQL Bits event (they do two a year).  I've got to say that I had a great time at the conference.  SQL Bits, if you aren't away is a three day event with the first day (Thursday) being all...

March 12, 2012  6:16 PM

SQL Saturday 120 Storage and Virtualization Pre-Con

Posted by: Denny Cherry
Aaron Nelson, Audry Hammonds, Grant Fritchey, Jeremiah Peschka, Kendra Little, Randy Knight, SQL Saturday 120, SQL Server, Storage, Virtualization

Interested in my SQL Bits pre-con, but you just can't make it out to London for SQL Bits?  Have I got a deal for you.  It has just been announced that I will be giving my Storage and Virtualization pre-con at SQL Saturday 120 on March 23rd, 2012. SQL Saturday is bringing you this pre-con for...

January 9, 2012  7:00 PM

Meme Monday: what is your first blog post?

Posted by: Denny Cherry
Denis, Meme Monday, SQL Server, SQL Server Magazine, SQL Server Pro, Storage

As I got tagged by Denis Gobo (@DenisGobo | blog) on his Meme Monday post, here it is.  Denis (I have to try really hard not to put two n's in his name) asked "What is the first blog post you wrote...

October 14, 2011  6:52 PM

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue and a Confio umbrella

Posted by: Denny Cherry
Confio, Kerry Tyler, Pat Wright, SQL PASS, SQL PASS 2011, Tamara Clark

Since I didn't make it to the SQL PASS keynotes this morning, I figured that I'd tell you about another little event that happened late last night.  Last night there was a SQL PASS first.  There was a wedding here at the PASS summit.  Tamera Clark (

September 28, 2011  5:00 AM

SQL Server Days Early Bird Discount Ends Friday

Posted by: Denny Cherry
Early Registration, Jennifer Stirrup, Kevin Kline, SQL Server, SQL Server Days

If you haven't had a chance to get signed up for SQL Server Days in Belgium (November 14th and 15th) now is the time.  The early bird discount ends Friday meaning that when you remember to sign up on Monday...

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