Larry Clark is a Microsoft technology specialist in Austin, Texas. He is an MCTS and focuses on databases and development tools. Larry started working with Access, SQL Server, and Visual Basic in 1994.
Help meet compliance goals by using SQL Trace, SQL Server Profiler, and C2 audit mode. View stored procedure examples that demonstrate audit logging with these features, and take a brief look at SQL Server 2008 auditing and third-party options.
Common Criteria Compliance is an advanced configuration option available in SQL Server 2005 SP1 (SP2 is under review). Government, military, financial, and other entities with serious security needs may require its certification and implementation.
Third-party transaction-log analyzers and gateways can audit logs and process and filter SQL Server traffic. They can analyze backup logs and use listener agents to collect and process SQL Server traffic to filter out the good stuff.
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My initial goal in writing this series of posts was to outline some of the concerns surrounding Availability Groups (AGs) and SQL Server Agent Jobs – and call out how there is virtually no guidance from Microsoft on this front and then detail some of the pitfalls and options available for tackling this problem domain. I initially expected this series of posts to have between 25 and 30 posts – according to some of the early outlines I created ‘way back when’....More
Throughout this series of posts I’ve taken a somewhat pessimistic view of how SQL Server Agent jobs are managed within most organizations – meaning that most of the code and examples I’ve provided up until this point were based on assumptions about how CHANGE to jobs is managed. That pessimism, to date, has come in two forms:...More
In this series of posts I’ve called out some of the concerns related to SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups and their interaction with SQL Server Agent jobs – both in the form of Batch Jobs (see post #3) and backups....More