Quickly Enable the Query Store for a SQL Server Database

Probably the fastest way to enable Query Store for a database is run the “ALTER DATABASE” command in a query window. First check that the database is not already have … Continue Reading →

‘fdhost.exe’ Process Is Not Controlled By The Update Wizard

When applying a hotfix update to SQL Server 2012, the step where “Check File In Use” produced the following error: The ‘fdhost.exe’ process is not controlled by the update wizard. … Continue Reading →

Error: 9002, Severity: 17, State: 4 – The transaction log for database ‘tempdb’ is full due to ‘ACTIVE_TRANSACTION’

Problem: This was a compound problem I had on a production SQL Server 2014 instance.  First was someone who scheduled a couple of load jobs at the same time which … Continue Reading →

List Query Store Enabled Databases in SQL Server

This query will bring back only those databases where the Query Store is enabled in the SQL Server instance. — Show All Query Store Enabled Databases select name as ‘DATABASE … Continue Reading →

Query Store Information Missing In SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)

If the Query Store, from an SQL Server 2016 instance or greater, information is missing, it may be because the version of the SQL Server Management Studio is not at … Continue Reading →

Changing the SQL Server Default Collation Without Reinstall or Rebuilding the Master Database

Warning: this method of changing SQL Server’s default collation is not supported by Microsoft The issue was an instance of SQL Server was installed with the default collation (SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS), and … Continue Reading →

Stopping & Starting Teradata Viewpoint Services

Stopping & Starting the services for Teradata Viewpoint are the same in Teradata Express as they would be on an actual Teradata Viewpoint server.  Recently I needed to do this … Continue Reading →

Is Trace Flag 8001 still relevant

After reading an old article about the SQL Server DMV sys.dm_os_wait_stats running on SQL Server 2005.  I learned about the undocumented trace flag 8001, which enables all the wait types … Continue Reading →


When attempting to drop a database that I created for temporary use, I received the following error when I ran the “DROP DATABASE < database name >” command: DROP DATABASE … Continue Reading →

ORA-00600: internal error code, arguments: [723], [140432], [960048], [memory leak]

Recently, I was notified of this error in the alert log of one of my Oracle databases: ORA-00600: internal error code, arguments: [723], [140432], [960048], [memory leak], [], [], … Continue Reading →