Balmukund

And… I am blogging on WordPress also!

First of all, many thanks to all the friends and followers who always inspire me to share my...

Author: Balmukund Date: 05/31/2011

It’s Denali now!!!

Most of us know the SQL Server next version – code name “Denali” CTP1 has been released. Today, I...

Author: Balmukund Date: 11/19/2010

How to install Clustered SQL Server 2008 on Windows 2008 Cluster using Hyper-V (Guest Clustering) Part – 2

Few readers contacted me offline for next part. Here is the second part.....

Author: Balmukund Date: 04/28/2010

How to install Clustered SQL Server 2008 on Windows 2008 Cluster using Hyper-V (Guest Clustering) Part – 1

After hearing a lots of feedback on my previous blog post on SQL 2005 Cluster on Virtual Server, I...

Author: Balmukund Date: 04/01/2010

How to move SQL Server from Standalone to Cluster environment

Due to some major issue noted, I am pulling down this blog post as it would cause more harm than...

Author: Balmukund Date: 01/27/2010

SQL Server 2005 Express setup failure with error - An error occurred during encryption.

Recently I have worked on one of the case where SQL Server Express Edition was failing with Error...

Author: Balmukund Date: 11/24/2009

Did you know? – SQL 2008 Management Studio shows missing indexes for a query in human readable format?

While working with a customer, we identified that there is a easy way to find missing index of a...

Author: Balmukund Date: 08/13/2009

My first experience with hyper-V (Few BIOS setting)

I decided to write a new blog series to Install SQL Server 2008 on Windows 2008 cluster in Virtual...

Author: Balmukund Date: 05/25/2009

SQL Server 2008 Evaluation Edition Expired? Believe me, I already upgraded it. What’s up?

Once you install evaluation edition of SQL Server 2008 and then perform in place upgrade to full...

Author: Balmukund Date: 03/10/2009

Script to Change Service Account

Sometime back I was asked by one of my customer who wanted to change the startup account for...

Author: Balmukund Date: 01/12/2009

Resources - Migration from SQL 2000/SQL2005 to SQL 2008

I will keep on adding the resources which I would find useful to help customer upgrading from SQL...

Author: Balmukund Date: 12/27/2008

How do I define a policy in SQL Server 2008 to evaluate if a Trace Flag is enabled ?

Someone posted this question in one of the internal forums and I found this interesting so thought...

Author: Balmukund Date: 12/15/2008

What was the date on Last Monday?

One of my friend asked me logic/Query to find date of last Monday. Everyday of the week can be...

Author: Balmukund Date: 10/10/2008

Workstation components installed but only the Configuration Tab shows. What's up?

Q. Where is Management studio? I installed all components in SQL Setup. Q. Workstation components...

Author: Balmukund Date: 07/25/2008

How to create SQL Server 2005 Clustering with Virtual Server 2005 (Part 5)

This is the last part of the series. Once you have configured windows cluster and MSDTC, installing...

Author: Balmukund Date: 06/13/2008

How to create SQL Server 2005 Clustering with Virtual Server 2005 (Part 4)

In previous parts(Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3), we have completed windows clustering. Now, before...

Author: Balmukund Date: 06/12/2008

SQL 2005 Cluster Setup Checklist

I know there are many resources on various web sites to install SQL Server 2005 on Cluster. Below...

Author: Balmukund Date: 06/09/2008

Script : Map All Orphan Users to Logins else create login and map

Once of my customer asked for an "automated" script which would find all the users, which are not...

Author: Balmukund Date: 02/25/2008

How to create SQL Server 2005 Clustering with Virtual Server 2005 (Part 3)

In Part 1 and Part 2, we configured till setting up Quorum drive on MyNode1. First we need to change...

Author: Balmukund Date: 01/23/2008

How to create SQL Server 2005 Clustering with Virtual Server 2005 (Part 2)

In Part 1 we have made our Virtual network ready which is having a domain controller and two member...

Author: Balmukund Date: 01/19/2008

How to create SQL Server 2005 Clustering with Virtual Server 2005 (Part 1)

After delivering SQL Training, I realized that there is a need to write a blog which talks about...

Author: Balmukund Date: 12/31/2007

SQL Server 2005 - Blocked process report

In SQL Server 2000 and earlier version, there was no easy way to find blocking on server. You need...

Author: Balmukund Date: 10/16/2007

Test Page

Test Page

Author: Balmukund Date: 04/13/2007

My Favorite Blogs

Below are few Blogs which i refer http://blogs.msdn.com/buckwoody/

Author: Balmukund Date: 04/13/2007