SQL Server with Mr. Denny:

Windows 2008 R2


February 19, 2014  2:00 PM

Old vSphere, Large VMs, and Some Really “Funky” Problems

Posted by: Denny Cherry
SQL, SQL Server, Storage, vCenter, Virtualization, VMware, vSphere 4.1, vSphere 5.0, Windows 2008 R2

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April 23, 2012  2:00 PM

Windows Hot Fix makes SQL 2012 AG’s fail over faster

Posted by: Denny Cherry
SQL Server, SQL Server 2012, Windows 2008 R2

Microsoft has recently released hot fix 388724 under MS KB 2687741 which resolves a performance issue when failing over a SQL Server 2012 Availability Group from one replica to another. The basic jist of the problem is that there was an...

October 25, 2010  11:00 AM

Being a great DBA means knowing more than just SQL Server

Posted by: Denny Cherry
SQL Server, Windows 2008 R2, Windows 7

Sometimes a project comes around that requires knowledge beyond the normal SQL Server knowledge. This is where having the extra knowledge can really make you standout.  Recently I was talking to Allen Kinsel (blog |

December 24, 2009  11:00 AM

Windows 2008 R2 Core mode has some great changes

Posted by: Denny Cherry
Windows 2008 R2

Windows 2008 introduced us to code mode.  It was great, an ultra thin server OS, with little overhead as there's no UI.  It was as awesome improvement to Windows, unless you actually wanted to use any other Microsoft technologies.  There's no .NET support so you couldn't run .NET services, or...

December 21, 2009  11:00 AM

Windows 2008 R2 Management

Posted by: Denny Cherry
Windows 2008 R2

When I was at the Windows 2008 R2 release there was a ton of new information that was talked about.  There are all new management tools for Windows 2008 R2.  In fact there is an all new methology within Microsoft when it comes to building the management tools.

November 26, 2009  11:00 AM

Windows 2008 R2 Active Directory Enhancements

Posted by: Denny Cherry
Active Directory, Windows 2008 R2

What server upgrade would be complete without some Active Directory enhancements?  This release is no exception. One of the best enhancements (in my opionion) is that Active Directory now has a recycle bin. 

October 27, 2009  11:00 AM

The Windows 7, Windows 2008 R2, Exchange 2010 launch was more informative that I thought

Posted by: Denny Cherry
Exchange 2010, Windows 2008 R2, Windows 7

Yesterday was the Windows 7, Windows 2008 R2, Exchange 2010 launch event here in Southern California (Orange County to be specific, Burbank is on Wednesday).  For the most part I was planning on going to pick up a couple of tidbits of information, and a free copy on Windows 7 Ultimate (I'm not...


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