Category: Windows

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Modify Host File on Windows 7

Modifying the Windows host file can be a great way to ensure that you don’t accidentally modify production while doing development or just redirecting traffic on your computer. For instance, while at a client’s office I was able to access...

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Speaking at PASS Summit 2012

It’s about that time again, PASS Summit 2012 is right around the corner in Seattle, WA. It will be held at the convention center from November 6-9. This year will feature more than 170 sessions across 6 tracks from 90...

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The Windows Search Engine Is Currently Disabled

If you have ever gotten this error message you may have been left scratching your head wondering why…kinda like me. The Windows Search Engine is currently disabled. Outlook will not be able to provide fast search results using the Instant...

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Mark a Disk Partition as Inactive

If you are like me then you like to reinstall Windows on your laptop every few months to keep things fresh and running smoothly.  That or your even more like me and you download some beta version of software and...

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Missing Perfmon Counters

Perfmon is a great tool to get a closer look at what is going on in your environment as queries and packages run.  There are a ton of counters ranging from OS to third party.  In our case we are...

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Batch Files, Command Lines

The problem once you get over the learning curve of SSIS is not the tool; it’s all the things that work with SSIS and that can be used by/with SSIS.  For instance, there are a ton of things that you...