Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Groups, the way to find answers

I had to do some research on a very specific MS SQL server 2000 issue. Not really an issue at all, just something needed to be done. From the beginning it seemed to be a straight forward thing to do, almost an every-day admin task. How do I list all server logins (note, not user IDs) with access- and database- and object details tied to it. Further; how do I present/save result to re-use on a separate server, not necessarily in the same domain (I'll be happy when Active Directory is rolled-out)?

I started looking into it and of course you might think microsoft.com would have the answer. Could not find a decent answer. So I started do some Googling and came close but not all the way. I turned then to Groups. "What the heck, I'll just give it a go", I reasoned. I have found good answers before and I think it's something better then forums, especially since Groups is normally less of the "I-really-don't-know-but-look-at-me-and-my-cool-avatar-next-to-my-post", kind of attitude. OK, so I went to the Google Groups and started searching. It took me 5 minutes to have THE answer. Not only that, I had a great script ready to be modified and worked at for my specific needs. GREAT!

A couple of days later, back in Google Groups I found the possibility to create own Groups. One day I was reading one of the few blogs I frequently read, very interesting post BTW ;-), he basically asks for tips on good web store systems. I gave some hints by posting comment and... "hey, why not create a Group. That MUST be a better way of communicating stuff like these". So, without any further delay, I give you...

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Please, feel free to join in, post an IT related question (or anything you like, but I can not guarantee the quality ;-) of answer) and I (or anyone in the group) will try to answer it.

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