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 5
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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Mar 17, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 21: Assigning Backup Preferences

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Mar 12, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 20: Avoiding Backup Fragmentation

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