Brad McGehee


Professional Experience


Brad M. McGehee is a MCSE+I, MCSD, and MCT (former) with a Bachelors’ degree in Economics and a Masters in Business Administration. Currently the Director of DBA Education for Red Gate Software, Brad is an accomplished Microsoft SQL Server MVP with over 10 years’ SQL Server experience. Having founded the popular community site SQL-Server-Performance.Com, where he now acts as the technical editor and forum moderator, Brad specializes in SQL Server Administration, Performance Tuning, and High Availability. He regularly consults with multiple clients, helping them to get the most out of SQL Server.



Community Support


Brad is a frequent speaker at SQL PASS, SQL Connections, SQL Server user groups, and other industry seminars, where he shares his 10 years’ cumulative knowledge.


A well-respected and trusted name in SQL Server literature, Brad is the author or co-author of more than 12 technical books and over 100 published articles. His most recent book (as a co-author) is Professional SQL Server 2005 Administration by Wrox Press.



Home Life


When he is not travelling to spread his knowledge on SQL Server, Brad lives in Hawaii, where he enjoys spending time with his wife and young daughter.


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An aggregate may not appear in a computed column expression or check constraint - 26 Jul 2007

Cannot back up the log of the master database. Use BACKUP DATABASE instead - 26 Jul 2007

A column has been specified more than once in the order by list. Columns in the order by list must be unique - 26 Jul 2007

Could not drop constraint. See previous errors. - 26 Jul 2007

Process ID %d is not a valid process ID. Choose a number between 1 and %d - 24 Jul 2007

Cannot use KILL to kill your own process - 23 Jul 2007

Process ID %d is not an active process ID - 22 Jul 2007

Only user processes can be killed - 21 Jul 2007

Column, parameter, or variable #%d: Cannot specify a column width on data type %.*ls. - 19 Jul 2007

%hs is terminating abnormally - 12 Jul 2007