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SSRS ReportServer log file uncontrolled growth

When installing SSRS, there are two databases that get installed (default); ReportServer and ReporServerTempDB. With SSRS, whether for SCCM or reporting in general, by default the ReportServer database Recovery model is enabled as FULL. Which means that all activity in … Continue reading

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Microsoft MVP Anniversary – 23 years!

In cleaning out some old paperwork, I re-discovered my original MVP award letter, dated 12-13-1995. Yes, it was a real letter, mailed to me! The following year, this letter from Bill Gates was included. Some very insightful comments here… one … Continue reading

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SQL Server – Configure Backup on Availability Replicas

For a recent project, I needed to create a backup maintenance task for databases in a SQL Server Always On Availability group. In three separate AO environments. Now there are several options available: Use custom backup jobs Use Ola Hallengren’s … Continue reading

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Failed to create Availability Group Listener

In implementing a SQL Server Always On availability group; I know I’ve run into this issue in the past, so figured I’d document the solution. The Windows Server Failover cluster was properly created. The SQL Server Always On Availability Group … Continue reading

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Power BI Editions Explained

We’ve recently worked with a client to get clear on licensing requirements for Power BI. Learned some interesting facts about Power BI versions that are a bit unclear on the Microsoft site, and wanted to share them as this *will* … Continue reading

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Congratulations 2018-2019 Microsoft MVP!

Proud and honored to be awarded EMS (Enterprise Mobility + Security) MVP on Jul 1, 2018. Still humbled after 23 consecutive awards in three different technical product areas. Such a great community, congratulations to all that were awarded, and re-awarded. … Continue reading

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SCCM High Availability Role

At MMS2018, one of the more interesting items was the introduction of the new SCCM HA Role (hint: this is in 1805 TP). Now, it could be that I’m only slightly partial, given that it was one of sessions that … Continue reading

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