Richard Waymire

Richard
Waymire

Richard Waymire is a consultant and trainer, as well as a mentor with SolidQ. Richard is also a contributing editor to SQL Server Pro.

Articles
Capturing the DDL from SQL Server 2000 Tables
Richard Waymire helps a reader retrieve existing DDL information for rows in a new SQL Server 2000 table.
Testing a SQL Server–VB Connection
Richard Waymire helps a reader use SQL-DMO to test a connection between VB and SQL Server.
Failed Service Pack Installation
Richard Waymire tells a reader how to work around a failed installation of SQL Server 7.0 SP2.
Reestablishing Stored Procedure Dependencies 2
Richard Waymire answers a reader’s question about dependency tracking.
Adding a Net-Library to SQL Server 7.0
Richard Waymire tells a reader how to replace the Named Pipes Net-Library.
Resetting the SQL Server Service Account Password 4
Richard Waymire answers a reader’s question about resetting the password for the SQL Server and SQL Server Agent services.
Changing the DBO to Sa
Richard Waymire answers a reader’s question about sa mapping to DBO.
Estimating a Query’s Runtime
Richard Waymire answers a reader’s question about estimating the time a query will run.
Coding an Owner Prefix to Avoid Recompilation
Richard Waymire answers a reader’s question about coding an owner prefix to improve query performance.
Running a DTS Job on a Second Machine 1
Richard Waymire answers a reader’s question about changing IDs to run a DTS job on a second node.
Troubleshooting a SQL Server 2000 Installation Error Message 11
Richard Waymire answers a reader’s question about eliminating a recurring error message that says file operations are pending.
Truncating Data 1
Richard Waymire answers a reader’s question about replacing the data in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.
Adding Fields to a Replicated Database
Richard Waymire answers a reader’s question about replicating added and dropped columns in SQL Server 2000.
Placing a Clustered Index on an Integer Column
Richard Waymire answers a reader’s four-part question about the advantages and disadvantages of placing a clustered index on a table’s primary key.
Linking VB 6.0 to DTS
Richard Waymire answers a reader’s question about passing parameters between VB 6.0 and DTS.

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Feb 25, 2015
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Data Profiling to the Rescue by Pushing Metadata Boundaries

Don’t let bad data sneak up on you when and where you least expect it. Ferret out bad data with Melissa Data’s newest Profiling Component for SSIS. Learn how to take control of your data using knowledge-base-driven metadata. The truth shall set you free!...More
Feb 16, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 18: Health Checks for Availability Groups 1

Now that we’ve outlined the process to let servers in a SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Group "talk to each other" by means of setting up linked servers, it’s possible to set up some additional or improved checks on Availability Group Health....More
Feb 11, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 17: Creating Jobs to Check on Synchronization

In my previous post, I provided a high-level outline of the core logic (and rationale behind that logic) that would be needed to set up regular synchronization checks on SQL Server Agent Jobs for servers where AlwaysOn Availability Groups have been deployed. In this post, I’ll walk through the steps--and the code--needed to setup those checks....More
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