TSQL Tuesday #63 – Managing the Managers Of Security

This month’s T-SQL Tuesday is hosted by Kenneth Fisher (blog | twitter) and the topic is security. Security is a topic that I’m pretty serious about and have decided to join in the conversation. Security is one of those subjects that most DBAs have to deal with regardless of specialty. So, as something we all have […]

How To Fix Your Remote Desktop Connection For Mac

Have you ever wondered why your Remote Desktop Connection on your Mac works well on one system but not on another? I was testing out my connectivity to some of my customers’ network using Remote Desktop Connection on my MacBook Pro. This used to work on one of their environments but now it doesn’t. I […]

Backup on shared folders running on a local system account?

I still see a lot of SQL Servers running using the LocalSystem account, particularly, MSDE 2000, which is very popular among third-party applications that requires storing data in a database. Others run a stand-alone SQL Server system and use LocalSystem account for the service accounts. While this may be a security risk, a lot of […]