SQL Server General DBA

Can you provide the scripts that you use to transfer (copy) logins from a primary server to a secondary server?

Here’s the script I use to move logins, along with the script I use to resynch login IDs and database user IDs after moving the logins. I did not write either one, but I have made some modifications to both of them for my own purposes. I would give credit to the original authors of […]

Can I downgrade my SQL Server databases to an earlier version?

No, at least not using sp_detach_db, sp_attached_db; or backup and restore. But you can recreate the database schema in a database on a different version of the database and then use DTS or SSIS to move the data.

Import Data Using SSIS from an Excel Workbook which has Dynamic Sheets Using SSIS

Importing data from Excel is a simple task if you are using SSIS. You can accomplish this by simply drag and dropping few controls and you are done. But what if your excel workbook has dynamic sheets, which means you will not know the sheet name. Excel Sheet Let us assume we need to import […]
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