E: Unable to locate package mssql-server – Ubuntu SQL Server Installation Error

Problem: With the new install of Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS (GNU/Linux 4.4.0-87-generic x86_64), different attempts at installing SQL Server resulted in the error: “E: Unable to locate package mssql-server”. Resolution: On … Continue Reading →


DateTime to the Millisecond in a Filename

My goal was create a filename with the DateTime format to the millisecond to be used in a stored procedure. First was to get the DateTime format I wanted without … Continue Reading →


Troubleshooting – Error: 17189, Severity: 16, State: 1

Troubleshooting the following Error: 2017-06-01 18:00:00.000 Logon        Error: 17189, Severity: 16, State: 1. 2017-06-01 18:00:00.000 Logon        SQL Server failed with error code 0xc0000000 to spawn a thread to process a … Continue Reading →


Error Number 825 Alert that was followed by Clean CHECKDB

Problem: Received an e-mail alert for one of my SQL Servers: SQL Server Alert System: ‘Error Number 825’ occurred on < my SQL Server > DESCRIPTION:   A read of the … Continue Reading →


List All Identity Columns in a Database in SQL Server

Problem: Received a request for a list of all identity columns existing in a database.  The example is from the SQL 2016 sample database: WideWorldImporters SELECT o.name as ‘OWNER’, t.name … Continue Reading →


List FILESTREAM databases in SQL Server

Problem: Received a support ticket requesting help with the FILESTREAM database for a SQL Server.  Was given only the server name.  This server had over 50 databases in the SQL Server … Continue Reading →

Emailed DBCC CHECKDB Output

Email the results of DBCC CHECKDB

Situation: We had a very busy SQL Server, that could not have “DBCC CHECKDB” run during business hours with out impacting others.  I was being asking for the output from … Continue Reading →


Install SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 2016 Without Internet Access

One of my frustrations with SQL Server 2016, is that the SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) is no longer included with the database instance installation.  It is now has its … Continue Reading →


Increasing the Font in SSMS on the Fly

Recently, I have learned a neat trick to quickly increase or decrease the font size.  This something I found with a different database product, but was happy to see work … Continue Reading →


Upgrade SQL Server 2014 Standard to Enterprise

This blog is about upgrading SQL Server 2014 Standard Edition to the Enterprise Edition.  This blog looks & sound much like my October 2013 post, “Upgrade SQL Server 2012 Standard … Continue Reading →