Developer Seeks DBA Career (Dear SQL DBA, Episode 13)

A C# developer wants to be a DBA, but is having a hard time landing a job. Should they take a pay cut and go for a Junior level job? Or could there be another path? This is a “listen-able” 15 minute video. Find the podcast version at littlekendra.com/dearsqldba. A written version of the discussion with clickable links is just under this video. Dear SQL DBA, I’ve been a C# developer since year 2000. I want to move to be a DBA. I’ve started getting involved at user groups and SQL Saturdays but nobody wants to hire me as a DBA. I have been trying to move to other companies but my resume is strongly inclined to show my C#, front end experience. I know for a fact that I’m really good on SQL as I keep solving problems in every other project but no one seems to pay really attention to…
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Automating SQL Local Security Policy Rights: PoSH and NTRights

The Basics on Local Security Policy Rights and SQL Server… There are a couple of local security policy rights that are not granted by default in SQL Server setup that I’ve been setting manually for a few years now: Lock Pages In Memory Allows large page allocation Prevents the SQL Server process from being paged out Perform Volume Maintenance Tasks Instant initialization on data files It’s a fairly click-heavy process to add the permissions for these through the Local Security Policy GUI. I prefer that these permissions be granted to the local security group for sql server that’s created in Windows, and that really requires a lot of clicks, unless you can remember and enter a group name like this without any typos: SQLServerMSSQLUser$servername$MSSQLSERVER  or SQLServerMSSQLUser$servername$INSTANCENAME By the way, what is up with using the $ in the group names?  If someone can tell me, I would love to know.…
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