Server is not configured for remote access

Linked Server Error: Could not execute procedure on remote server ‘XXXX’ because SQL Server is not configured for remote access. Ask your system administrator to reconfigure SQL Server to allow remote access. Fix: Make sure remote access is enabled on the database server and that the server has been restarted if the configuration changed. Also... » read more

SQL Convert vs Cast

Convert vs Cast CAST and CONVERT are two SQL functions used by programmers to convert one data type to another. The CAST function is ANSI standard and is compatible to use in other databases while the CONVERT function is a specific function of the SQL server. Since the CAST function is compatible with other databases,... » read more

CPU Issues with sp_BlitzCache

Issues: Long Running Queries Check for missing index – Check “Execution Plan” for missing index. Expensive Key Lookups Check “Execution Plan” for Key Lookup. A key lookup occurs when SQL uses a nonclustered index to satisfy all or some of a query’s predicates, but it doesn’t contain all the information needed to cover... » read more

SQL Server Editions and Indexing

Two things not available in Standard that caught my eye were: Online indexing Online schema change On the Standard version, SQL Server will lock your object (i.e. table) until the create index or alter table is complete. If you have the Enterprise Edition, then you could specify the WITH (ONLINE=ON) option to alter tables or create indexes,... » read more

SQL Server First Responder Kit for Performance Troubleshoot

Brent Ozark Unlimited Focus on the top offenders from EXEC sp_BlitzCache @SortOrder = ‘cpu’ as the starting point. Review Steps Install the first responder toolkit.  Use the Install-All-Scripts.sql installation script in master. Exec sp_Blitz Exec sp_BlitzCache During peak hours run Exec sp_BlitzFirst.  If the DB is already hitting 100% CPU constantly don’t... » read more