How to Do Some Very Basic SQL Server Monitoring

One thing that I think is very important for a database professional to do as part of their regular work is to have some idea of how their most important SQL Server instances are running and how they have been performing over time. This helps you get a feel for what a normal workload is […]

SQL Server Agent Does Not Start After Uninstalling/Reinstalling SQL Server 2012

A little while back, I ran into an interesting little problem after uninstalling and then reinstalling SQL Server 2012 on the same machine. In order to record a nice, pretty demonstration of installing SQL Server 2012 on a test machine for one of my Pluralsight courses, I decided to completely uninstall SQL Server 2012, and […]