SQL Updates Newsletter – December 2014

Recent Releases and Announcements    ·         SQL Server 2014 CU5 o   http://support.microsoft.com/kb/3011055 ·         SQL Release Services Blog o   http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sqlreleaseservices/ ·         Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for December 2014 o   There is a critical IE, Office, and Windows update for this month: o   https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms14-dec ·         New Microsoft Intune capabilities o   http://blogs.technet.com/b/mackblog/archive/2014/12/02/new-microsoft-intune-capabilities.aspx ·         Security Compliance Manager Baselines for…


Guidelines for Setting SQL Permissions on Mount Point Folders

You can use Windows Disk Management to assign a mount-point folder path (rather than a drive letter) to a volume. In this manner you can access a new volume via a child folder path of a different volume’s drive letter. For example, say you have three 100GB volumes Vol1, Vol2, Vol3. We can initially mount…


SQL Server Kerberos and SPN Quick Reference

  This post contains the references and methodology I use when troubleshooting SQL Kerberos issues. While there are already many SQL Kerberos articles in existence, the goal here is to provide a central and up-to-date resource(including new tools + updated tool syntax) which covers not just the configuration steps, but an understanding of why this…

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