SSMS 2012–Object Reference issue with Maintenance Plans

I am amazed at some of the information you can find on the Internet when searching for an issue. Especially with forum posts that mention your issue (or flat out are the exact same), but do not include any final resolution. The best one I came across was this one... [Read More]

Check-InstanceConfig (part 2)

In the previous post I discussed the data table that holds the default values for the configuration options in SQL Server 2000 up to SQL Server 2014. [Read More]


I am working on building a function that will allow me to gather performance counter data across multiple servers. I knew this had done by someone in the SQL Server family and went to search the inter-web. I came across Aaron Bertrand’s (blog | twitter) blog post here. [Read More]

PowerShell Tidbit

I do remote support work now as a DBA and have clients that provide my password for VPN login or Active Directory login. I usually access their network through a central remote server that I will use to manage their SQL Server environment. As some of you may know there... [Read More]