Last night, I had the privilege of presenting to the Baton Rouge SQL Server User Group (@BRSSUG). This was my 2nd time presenting to the group and I hope it was as informational as it was enjoyable for me.
The Nuts and Bolts of the presentation
The whole premise of the presentation was to outline and layout what to do when you are given a SQL Server to manage. In some cases you may “discover” a new SQL Instance on your network and not have access to it. I presented one method of gaining access through what I call a “hidden door”.
I am a big supporter (even though I don’t do it as often as I should) of documentation! Knowledge is Power and as our friendly neighborhood Spiderman would say “With great power comes great responsibility”.
What type of information do you need to collect and document on? I explained several bits of information that I gather on a regular basis and gave several tips and demonstrated some wonderful scripts from people much smarter than I am on how to collect this information. I have been using these scripts in “My SQL Toolbox” for a long time.
Here is the slide-deck I used last night with all the links to the various tools of “people smarter than me” that I use on a regular basis.