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DDL Trigger – Prevent and Notify DDL Changes

SQL Server 2005 allows you to create DDL Triggers in a database, that fire whenever someone attempts to change the structure of your database. Ever accidentally created tables / views / sprocs in the master database? Well Greg Low published a trigger you can place in the master database to prevent changes there. Apparently Greg’s […]

Setting your default database to tempdb

Personally I like to set the default database for all logins to tempdb. It helps people remember to select the correct database before they start doing things. If someone forgets to change their database, i’d rather them attempting to do crazy things in tempdb instead of master. There are some programs / install scripts that […]

Go home early with WAITFOR

It’s late at night, you’re still at work, waiting for long running task to complete so you can go home. Well why not make SQL Server 2005 wait for you? Well gather your things and make use of the new WAITFOR statement, thats been introduced as part of Service Broker. You can ask SQL Server […]